Simulating forest succession along ecological gradients in southern Central Europe

  title={Simulating forest succession along ecological gradients in southern Central Europe},
  author={Felix Kienast and Nino Kuhn},
Forest stand development was simulated using a forest succession model of the JABOWA/FORET type. The environmental conditions are representative for a wide spectrum of Swiss forest sites ranging from 220 m to 1 700 m a.s.l. Each model run covers a period of 1 200 yr and is based on the averaged successional characteristics of 50 forest plots with an individual size of 1/12 ha. These small forest plots serve as basic units to simulate establishment, growth, and death of individual trees of 29… CONTINUE READING


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