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Modelling Tree Architecture and Forest Dynamics: A Research Project in the Dense Moist Evergreen Forests of the Western Ghats (South India)


Series: Pondy Papers in Ecology Volume: 2

By: François Houllier(Author), Yves Caraglio(Author), Muriel Durand(Author)

37 pages, 1 table

Institut Français de Pondichéry / French Institute of Pondicherry

Paperback | Jan 1997 | #238277
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Language: English with bilingual abstract in English and French

This working paper presents a research programme which aims at modelling the dynamics of the dense moist evergreen forests of the Western Ghats (India) from analysing, modelling and simulating tree architecture.

The paper first reviews various approaches to modelling the dynamics of heterogeneous forests, either temperate or tropical: demographic matrix models, distance-dependent tree growth models, gap models, cellular automata and multiagent systems. The advantages and drawbacks of the architectural approach are then discussed.

The proposed study site is then briefly presented and a programme is outlined: selection of some species which are both frequent and representative of the different forest strata, sampling strategy and measurements, methods used for modelling and computer simulation.

The preliminary results obtained since the project was started in early 1995 are then briefly reviewed; a more detailed account will soon be published in another paper of this series.

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