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Forest Vegetation Simulator

FVS Web-Based Training

The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) Staff periodically provides online training and workshops over the World Wide Web on special topics. We will provide information regarding these offerings and their registration on this web page.

Training Videos

Getting Started
Title Time
Suppose Overview 6:34 Overview of the FVS interface, FVS-Suppose.
Basic FVS Simulation 9:27 Building a basic FVS simulation.
Full Establishment Model 14:34 Description of Full Establishment model and availability.
Partial Establishment Model 12:26 Description of Partial Establishment model and availability.
Sprouting Explanation and Adjustment 7:00 Explanation and adjustment of sprouting in FVS.
Title Time
Linking Data to Suppose 3:10 Establishing the FVS input database link to the FVS-Suppose interface.
Input Data Format 12:29 Description of the input database for FVS.
Input Data Screening 5:00 Explanation of input data screening with DataScrn keyword.
Title Time
Adding Mortality Events 7:50 Instruction for adding user-defined mortality events to a simulation. (FixMort keyword)
Addfiles or KCP Files 7:49 Creation and use of FVS Addfiles (Keyword ComPonent (KCP) files).
Calibration Statistics Table 7:42 Description of FVS Calibration Statistics table.
Title Time
Inserting Cycle Breaks 3:47 Instruction for inserting growth cycle breaks into a simulation. (CycleAt keyword)
Thinning from Above 13:25 Instruction for implementing a thin from above management action.
Thinning from Below 12:51 Instruction for implementing a thin from below management action.
Thinning Throughout a Diameter Range 14:08 Instruction for implementing a thin throughout a diameter range management action.
Title Time
Summary Statistics Table 6:06 Explanation of the FVS Summary Statistics table output.
FVS Output to Database 9:38 Instruction for sending FVS output to Microsoft Access and Excel.
Simple Computes and Post Processor 18:18 Instruction for creating simple Compute variables and using Compute post processor.
FFE Reports 14:42 Descriptions of Fire and Fuels Extension (FFE) main reports.
Carbon Reports 7:45 Descriptions of Fire and Fuels Extension carbon reports.
Canopy Cover 6:42 Description and use of FVS Canopy Cover value.
Main Output File Options Table 8:26 Description of main output file Options table.
SpMcDBH Event Monitor Function 5:26 Description and use of SpMcDBH Event Monitor function.
Understanding FVS Treelist Files 9:52 Descriptions of output Treelist, Cutlist, and After Treatment Treelist.
Post Processors
Title Time
Stand and Stock Tables Post Processor 8:49 Instruction for how to request and use the Stand and Stock Tables post processor.
Stand Visualization System 6:32 Instruction for using the FVS imaging post processor SVS.

Climate-FVS Webinar

Although we did not design it as training, there is a link to a recording of an introductory Climate-FVS webinar on the Climate-FVS web page.

Web-Based Training Registration

There are currently no web-based trainings scheduled.

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Last modified: June 26, 2013