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Simulation Modeling of Forest Landscape Disturbances

Synthesizes the current state of knowledge in forest landscape disturbance models
Uses models to explore advancements and challenges in modeling techniques
Identifies future needs in quantifying forest landscape disturbances

By: Ajith H Perera (Editor), Brian R Sturtevant (Editor), Lisa J Buse (Editor)

321 pages, 51 colour & 23 b/w illustrations, 18 tables


Hardback | Aug 2015 | #225624 | ISBN-13: 9783319198088
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NHBS Price: £126.00 $154/€141 approx

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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. Simulation Modeling of Forest Landscape Disturbances 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.


1. Simulation modeling of forest landscape disturbances: An overview; Ajith H. Perera, Brian R. Sturtevant, and Lisa J. Buse
2. Modeling windthrow at stand and landscape scales; Stephen J. Mitchell and Jean-Claude Ruel
3. Approaches to modeling landscape-scale drought-induced forest mortality; Eric J. Gustafson and Douglas J. Shinneman
4. Modeling wildfire regimes in forest landscapes: Abstracting a complex reality; Donald McKenzie and Ajith H. Perera
5. Modeling insect disturbance across forested landscapes: Insights from the spruce budworm; Brian R. Sturtevant, Barry J. Cooke, Daniel D. Kneeshaw, and David A. MacLean
6. Individual-based modeling: Mountain pine beetle seasonal biology in response to climate; Jacques Regniere, Barbara J. Bentz, Jim A. Powell, and Remi St-Amant
7. Southern pine beetle herbivory in the southern United States: Moving from external disturbance to internal process; Andrew G. Birt and Robert N. Coulson
8. Exploring interactions among multiple disturbance agents in forest landscapes: Simulating effects of fire, beetles, and disease under climate change; Robert E. Keane, Rachel Loehman, Jason Clark, Erica A.H. Smithwick, and Carol A. Miller
9. Simulating forest landscape disturbances as coupled human and natural systems; Michael C. Wimberly, Terry L. Sohl, Zhihua Liu, and Aashis Lamsal
10. Simulating forest recovery following disturbances: Vegetation dynamics and biogeochemistry; Robert M. Scheller and Mark E. Swanson
11. Simulation modeling of forest landscape disturbances: Where do we go from here?; Ajith H. Perera, Brian R. Sturtevant, and Lisa J. Buse

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