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Simulation Modeling of Forest Landscape Disturbances

  • Ajith H. Perera
  • Brian R. Sturtevant
  • Lisa J. Buse
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ajith H. Perera, Brian R. Sturtevant, Lisa J. Buse
    Pages 1-15
  3. Stephen J. Mitchell, Jean-Claude Ruel
    Pages 17-43
  4. Eric J. Gustafson, Douglas J. Shinneman
    Pages 45-71
  5. Brian R. Sturtevant, Barry J. Cooke, Daniel D. Kneeshaw, David A. MacLean
    Pages 93-134
  6. Jacques Régnière, Barbara J. Bentz, Jim A. Powell, Rémi St-Amant
    Pages 135-164
  7. Michael C. Wimberly, Terry L. Sohl, Zhihua Liu, Aashis Lamsal
    Pages 233-261
  8. Ajith H. Perera, Brian R. Sturtevant, Lisa J. Buse
    Pages 287-311
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 313-321

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Heterogeneity Non linearity Scale Dependence Stochasticity genome engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Ajith H. Perera
    • 1
  • Brian R. Sturtevant
    • 2
  • Lisa J. Buse
    • 3
  1. 1.Ontario Forest Research InstituteOntario Ministry of Natural Resources and ForestrySault Ste MarieCanada
  2. 2.Northern Research StationUSDA Forestry ServiceRhinelanderUSA
  3. 3.Ontario Forest Research InstituteOntario Ministry of Natural Resources and ForestrySault Sainte MarieCanada

About the editors

Ajith H. Perera 
Ontario Forest Research Institute
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
1235 Queen St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2E5 Canada
ajith.perera@ontario.ca

Brian R. Sturtevant
Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies, Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service,
5985 Hwy K, Rhinelander, WI 54501 USA
bsturtevant@fs.fed.us

Lisa J. Buse
Ontario Forest Research Institute,
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources,
1235 Queen St. E., Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2E5 Canada
lisa.buse@ontario.ca

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