EurekaMag
+ Translate
+ Most Popular
The pigeon tick (Argas reflexus): its biology, ecology, and epidemiological aspects
Prevalence of hemoglobin abnormalities in Kebili (Tunisian South)
Lipogranuloma: a preventable complication of dacryocystorhinostomy
Value of basal plasma cortisol assays in the assessment of pituitary-adrenal insufficiency
Bees from the Belgian Congo. The acraensis group of Anthophora
Placing gingival retraction cord
Total serum IgE, allergy skin testing, and the radioallergosorbent test for the diagnosis of allergy in asthmatic children
Acariens plumicoles Analgesoidea parasites des oiseaux du Maroc
Injuries of terminal phalanges of the fingers in children
Biology of flowering and nectar production in pear (Pyrus communis)
Das Reliktvorkommen der Aspisviper (Vipera aspis L.) im Schwarzwald
Hydrological modelling of drained blanket peatland
Pathologic morphology and clinical significance of the anomalous origin of the left circumflex coronary artery from the right coronary artery. General review and autopsy analysis of 30 cases
Cyto genetic analyses of lymphocyte cultures after exposure to calcium cyclamate
Axelrodia riesei, a new characoid fish from Upper Rio Meta in Colombia With remarks concerning the genus Axelrodia and description of a similar, sympatric, Hyphessobrycon-species
Favorable evolution of a case of tuberculosis of pancreas under antibiotic action
RIFM fragrance ingredient safety assessment, Valencene, CAS Registry Number 4630-07-3
Parenteral microemulsions: an overview
Temperate pasture: management for grazing and conservation
Evaluation of a new coprocessed compound based on lactose and maize starch for tablet formulation
Thermal expansion and cracking of three confined water-saturated igneous rocks to 800C
Revision of the genera of the tribe Stigmoderini (Coleoptera: Buprestidae) a discussion of phylogenetic relationships
Anal tuberculosis. Report of a case
Gastric tuberculosis in the past and present
Adaptive responses of the cardiovascular system to prolonged spaceflight conditions: assessment with Holter monitoring

An ecological classification of forest landscape simulation models: tools and strategies for understanding broad-scale forested ecosystems


An ecological classification of forest landscape simulation models: tools and strategies for understanding broad-scale forested ecosystems



Landscape Ecology 22(4): 491-505



ISSN/ISBN: 0921-2973

DOI: 10.1007/s10980-006-9048-4

Computer models are increasingly being used by forest ecologists and managers to simulate long-term forest landscape change. We review models of forest landscape change from an ecological rather than methodological perspective. We developed a classification based on the representation of three ecological criteria: spatial interactions, tree species community dynamics, and ecosystem processes. Spatial interactions are processes that spread across a landscape and depend upon spatial context and landscape configuration. Communities of tree species may change over time or can be defined a priori. Ecosystem process representation may range from no representation to a highly mechanistic, detailed representation. Our classification highlights the implicit assumptions of each model group and helps define the problem set for which each model group is most appropriate. We also provide a brief history of forest landscape simulation models, summarize the current trends in methods, and consider how forest landscape models may evolve and continue to contribute to forest ecology and management. Our classification and review can provide novice modelers with the ecological context for understanding or choosing an appropriate model for their specific hypotheses. In addition, our review clarifies the challenges and opportunities that confront practicing model users and model developers.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 013228228

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

Related references

Forest landscape models, a tool for understanding the effect of the large-scale and long-term landscape processes. Forest Ecology and Management 254(3): 0-374, 2008

Forest ecosystems of an Arizona Pinus ponderosa landscape: multifactor classification and implications for ecological restoration. Journal of Biogeography 33(8): 1368-1383, 2005

Detecting fine-scale disturbance in forested ecosystems as measured by large-scale landscape patterns. Environmental information management and analysis: ecosystem to global scales: 535-550, 1994

Ecology of the boreal forest fauna: research strategies for improving our understanding of the landscape ecological changes. Fauna (Oslo): 441: 139-153, 1991

Ecology of the boreal forest fauna research strategies for improving our understanding of landscape ecological changes. Fauna 44(1): 139-153, 1991

Elasticity and loop analyses: tools for understanding forest landscape response to climatic change in spatial dynamic models. Landscape Ecology 25(6): 855-871, 2010

Assessing ecological risks at US Department of Energy facilities using methods borrowed from landscape ecology and habitat suitability analysis. Part II. Adapting Habitat Suitability Index models and landscape-scale ecological models for use in ecological risk assessment. International Journal of Global Environmental Issues 2(1/2): 52-77, 2002

Enclosed Experimental Ecosystems and Scale: Tools for Understanding and Managing Coastal Ecosystems. Quarterly Review of Biology 85(3): 353-354, 2010

Tools for landscape ecological planning; scale, and aggregation sensitivity of the contagion type landscape metric indices. Carpathian Journal of Earth and Environmental Sciences 7.3: 127-136, 2012

Placing man in regional landscape classification: use of forest survey data to assess human influences for Southern U.S. forest ecosystems. General technical report SE US Department of Agriculture Forest Service Southeastern Forest Experiment Station: (68) 135-136, 1991

Individual-based models as tools for ecological theory and application : Understanding the emergence of organisational properties in ecological systems. Ecem 2004 European Conference on Ecological Modelling 194(1-3): 102-113, 2006

Individual-based models as tools for ecological theory and application: understanding the emergence of organisational properties in ecological systems. Ecological Modelling 194(1/3): 102-113, 2006

Utilizing of forest ecosystems studies in landscape-ecological analysis. Ekologia 17(3): 238-241, 1998

Field validation of habitat suitability models for vulnerable marine ecosystems in the South Pacific Ocean: Implications for the use of broad-scale models in fisheries management. Ocean and Coastal Management 120: 110-126, 2016

Neutral models: useful tools for understanding landscape patterns. Bissonette, J. A. Wildlife And Landscape Ecology: Effects Of Pattern And Scale. 215-230, 1997