Special Issue "Simulation Modeling of Forest Ecosystems"
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Forest Inventory, Quantitative Methods and Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2018)
Dr. Amanda H. Armstrong
University of Virginia, and Universities Space Research Association, GESTAR, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Interests: forest modeling; forest ecology; forest structure; remote sensing; global change ecology
Dr. Adrianna C. Foster
NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Interests: remote sensing and modeling of forest response to climate; disturbances; and other stressors
This issue of Forests will treat the development, applications and testing of a set of forest models called “Individual-Based Models” (IBMs). IBMs simulate the birth, growth and death of the individual trees that in summation comprise a forested region. IBMs are in use from local-scale to continental-scale and even global-scale applications to assess the potential consequences of climate and environmental change on forests. This Special Issue of Forests focuses on studies involving the development, testing and application of IBMs projecting change in forest ecosystems. Research articles may focus on any of these areas. Comparisons between models are encouraged, as are papers that focus on new representations of environmental change, incorporation of disturbance effects on forests, and the treatment of spatial effects among trees.
- forest modeling
- individual-based models
- disturbance modeling
- global change and forests
- forest dynamics