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dc.contributor.advisorHe, Hong S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Jacob Sapp
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012 Springen_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 12, 2012).en_US
dc.descriptionThe 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.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Hong Heen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry.en_US
dc.description"May 2012"en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.extentvi, 74 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.otherFraserJ-050712-T1686
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15254
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2012 Freely available theses (MU)
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2012 Theses
dc.subjectforest landscape modellingen_US
dc.subjectharvest eventsen_US
dc.subjectforest managementen_US
dc.subjectmanagement planning toolen_US
dc.titleDesigning a LANDIS PRO harvest module and examining the effects of temporal resolution on simulation outcomesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineForestryeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US


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