FOREST MODELING WEBSITES

(1) FORRx Consulting Inc.
FORRx Consulting is an innovative Canadian company specializing in ecosystem modeling and decision support systems. It is a spin-off company created by Dr. Clive Welham and Dr. Brad Seely to apply our scientific-based models in real forest management environments.

(2)  Register of Ecological Models
Meta-database for existing mathematical models in ecology. Developed by the University of Kassel and the German National Research Centre for Enviornment and Health.

(3)  BC MoF Growth and Yield Modelling
 BC Ministry of Forests growth and yield predictions within the areas of silviculture, inventory, planning, and timber supply analysis.

(4)  JABOWA
First successful computer simulation of forests developed in 1970 by Daniel Botkin, James Janak, and  James Wallis. Known as a "GAP" model, it simulates individual trees on small plots.
(5)  SORTIE
Mechanistic, spatially explicit, stochastic model of the forests of the Northeastern United States.  Developed by Steve Pacala and Douglas Deutschman at Princeton University.

(6)  SORTIE BC and SORTICE ND
Spatially explicit model of the dynamics of interior cedar hemlock forests of northern BC. Developed by Dave Coates, Phil Lepage, and Elaine Wright of the BC Ministry of Forests. SORTIE-ND website also provides info on the Date Creek experiment

(7)  CENTURY
General model of plant - soil nutrient cycling used to simulate carbon and nutrient dynamics in different ecosystems. Developed by Dr. William Parton at Colorado State University.
(8)  Prognosis BC Forest Modelling
Work to adapt the US Forest Service model, Forest Vegetation Simulator, for use in southeastern BC. Has the ability to model multi-age, multi-species stands.

(9)  TRIPLEX
Hybrid stand level model of forest growth and carbon and nitrogen dynamics for even or uneven aged forests. Designed to be used for making forest management decisions (e.g., growth and yield), quantifying forest carbon budgets, and assessing the long and short-term effects of climate change. Developed by Changhui Peng.

(10)  3-PG FOREST MODEL
Calculates above and below-ground net primary production based on established biophysical relationships and constants. Developed by Nicholas Coop and Richard Waring .
(11)  ForestWerks Model
Watershed processes and forest management simulation that tracks cumulative watershed effects to predict relative impacts of forest management on fish habitat in small and intermediate streams in coastal British Columbia. Developed by Frank Heinzelmann.

(12)  2007 North American Forest Ecology Workshop
From Science to Stewardship - Knowing, Understanding and Applying. The 2007 NAFEW took place in Vancouver, BC, Canada, from June 18 to 22, 2007, and addressed boreal, temperate and tropical forests in North America.

(13)  UBC Forest Modelling Conference (August 12-17, 2001)
Forest modelling for ecosystem management, forest certification, and sustainable management. Sessions include recent model developments and efforts at all levels (tree, stand, landscape). Order the proceedings.

(13)  DPI territorial
DPI Territorial is a Mexican-Canadian innovative consulting company in which Dr. Juan A. Blanco is a collaborator. It is specialized in applying the socio-economic and ecological knowledge on the desing of sustainable management and development plans.


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