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dc.contributor.advisorHe, Hong S.eng
dc.contributor.authorFraser, Jacob Sappeng
dc.date.issued2012eng
dc.date.submitted2012 Springeng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on September 12, 2012).eng
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.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Hong Heeng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM.S. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Forestry.eng
dc.description"May 2012"eng
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.eng
dc.format.extentvi, 74 pageseng
dc.identifier.otherFraserJ-050712-T1686eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15254eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollection2012 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2012 Theseseng
dc.subjectforest landscape modellingeng
dc.subjectharvest eventseng
dc.subjectforest managementeng
dc.subjectmanagement planning tooleng
dc.titleDesigning a LANDIS PRO harvest module and examining the effects of temporal resolution on simulation outcomeseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineForestry (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.S.eng


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