Sanitary felling of Norway spruce due to spruce bark beetles in Slovenia a model and projections for various climate change scenarios
Ecological Modelling 1(2): 290-302
ISSN/ISBN: 0304-3800 DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2009.05.015
A model is presented to predict sanitary felling of Norway spruce (Picea abies) due to spruce bark beetles (Ips typographus, Pityogenes chalcographus) in Slovenia according to different climate change scenarios. The model incorporates 21 variables that are directly or indirectly related to the dependent variable, and that can be arranged into five groups: climate, forest, landscape, topography, and soil.