Designing a LANDIS PRO harvest module and examining the effects of temporal resolution on simulation outcomes

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Designing a LANDIS PRO harvest module and examining the effects of temporal resolution on simulation outcomes

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dc.contributor.advisor He, Hong S. en_US
dc.contributor.author Fraser, Jacob Sapp
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-12T14:05:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-12T14:05:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.date.submitted 2012 Spring en_US
dc.identifier.other FraserJ-050712-T1686
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15254
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 12, 2012). en_US
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. Hong He en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry. en_US
dc.description "May 2012" en_US
dc.description.abstract The development and testing of forest landscape models is an ongoing process. This thesis documents a portion of this process working with the LANDIS PRO 7.0 forest landscape model in two parts. In the first chapter I detailed the theoretical design and testing of a disturbance module that simulates harvest events in the LANDIS PRO model. The design operates on quantitative attributes such as number of trees and basal area to control harvest events, giving the user the ability to parameterize harvest treatments using parameters that are common in forestry measurement. Model outputs can also be directly compared to forest inventories and management plans. These features increase the usefulness of the LANDIS PRO model as a management planning tool. In the second chapter I examined the effect of using a variable time-step on the LANDIS PRO model simulation results. Three different time-steps were examined under two simulation scenarios and compared using statistical and qualitative comparisons to assess the degree of difference caused by using a finer temporal resolution. The results showed that time-step had a significant effect on simulation outcomes and that the model should be parameterized and calibrated for the specific temporal resolution used. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 74 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.subject forest landscape modelling en_US
dc.subject harvest events en_US
dc.subject forest management en_US
dc.subject management planning tool en_US
dc.title Designing a LANDIS PRO harvest module and examining the effects of temporal resolution on simulation outcomes en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Forestry en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.S. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2012 Theses
dc.relation.ispartofcollection 2012 Freely available theses (MU)


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