Simulation Modeling of Forest Landscape Disturbances: Vegetation Dynamics and Biogeochemistry
Simulation Modeling of Forest Landscape Disturbances
This is a book chapter within Simulation Modeling of Forest Landscape Disturbances. Forest landscape disturbances are a global phenomenon. Simulation models are an important tool in understanding these broad scale processes and exploring their effects on forest ecosystems. This book contains a collection of insights from a group of ecologists who address a variety of processes: physical disturbances such as drought, wind, and fire; biological disturbances such as defoliating insects and bark beetles; anthropogenic influences; interactions among disturbances; effects of climate change on disturbances; and the recovery of forest landscapes from disturbances—all from a simulation modeling perspective. These discussions and examples offer a broad synopsis of the state of this rapidly evolving subject.
Perera, A., Sturtevant, Brian R., & Buse, Lisa J. (2015). Simulation modeling of forest landscape disturbances. Cham: Springer.