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Spatially explicit and stochastic simulation of forest landscape fire disturbance and succession

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He, Hong S.; Mladenoff, David J.

Year Published

1999

Publication

Ecology. 80(1): 81-99. (1999)

Abstract

Understanding disturbance and recovery of forest landscapes is a challenge because of complex interactions over a range of temporal and spatial scales. Landscape simulation models offer an approach to studying such systems at broad scales. Fire can be simulated spatially using mechanistic or stochastic approaches. We describe the fire module in a spatially explicit, stochastic model of forest landscape dynamics (LANDIS) that incorporates fire, windthrow, and harvest disturbance with species-level succession. A stochastic approach is suited to forest landscape models that are designed to simulate patterns over large spatial and time domains and are not used deterministically to predict individual events.

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He, Hong S.; Mladenoff, David J. 1999. Spatially explicit and stochastic simulation of forest landscape fire disturbance and succession. Ecology. 80(1): 81-99. (1999)

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