Modelling natural disturbances in forest ecosystems : a review

  title={Modelling natural disturbances in forest ecosystems : a review},
  author={Rupert Seidla and Paulo M. Fernandesc and Teresa F. Fonsecad and François Gillete and Anna Maria J{\"o}nssong and Katar{\'i}na Mergani{\vc}ov{\'a}h and Sigrid Netherer and Alexander Arpacia and Jean-Daniel Bontempsk and Harald Bugmannl and Jose Ramon Gonz{\'a}lez-Olabarriam and Petra Laschn and C{\'e}line Meredieuo and Francisco Moreirap and Mart-Jan Schelhaasq and Frits Mohrenr},
  • Rupert Seidla, Paulo M. Fernandesc, +13 authors Frits Mohrenr
  • Published 2011
Natural disturbances play a key role in ecosystem dynamics and are important factors for sustainable forest ecosystem management. Quantitative models are frequently employed to tackle the complexities associated with disturbance processes. Here we review the wide variety of approaches to modelling natural disturbances in forest ecosystems, addressing the full spectrum of disturbance modelling from single events to integrated disturbance regimes. We applied a general, process-based framework… CONTINUE READING
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