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Demonstrating vegetation dynamics using SIMPPLLE

Posted date: July 14, 2008
Publication Year: 
1997
Authors: Scott, Glenda; Chew, Jimmie D.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Communicating the role of silviculture in managing the national forests: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop. 1997 May 19-22; Warren, PA.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-238. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 65-75.
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Abstract

Understanding vegetation dynamics, both spatially and temporally, is essential to the management of natural resources. SIMPPLLE has been designed to help us quantify and communicate these concepts: What levels of process, i.e., fire or insect and disease, to expect; how they spread; what the vegetative distribution and composition is over time; and how silvicultural treatments affect the processes driving vegetative change. SIMPPLLE is applied in two forest types and used to communicate interaction of processes and vegetative patterns on specific landscapes and evaluate silvicultural strategies. Impacts on species, stand structure and probability of fire are displayed and compared to desired landscape conditions.

Citation

Scott, Glenda; Chew, Jimmie D. 1997. Demonstrating vegetation dynamics using SIMPPLLE. In: Communicating the role of silviculture in managing the national forests: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop. 1997 May 19-22; Warren, PA.: Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-238. Radnor, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 65-75.