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A biologically-consistent stand growth model for loblolly pine in the Piedmont physiographic region, USA
- García, Oscar, Burkhart, Harold E., Amateis, Ralph L.
- Forest ecology and management 2011 v.262 no.11 pp. 2035-2041
- Pinus taeda, biogeochemical cycles, climate, environmental impact, growth models, nutrition, piedmont, plantations, United States
- A theory-influenced dynamical stand growth model formulation described well the behavior of thinned and unthinned loblolly pine plantations. A simplification containing few free parameters performed as well as a fully parametrized version. It seems particularly well suited to situations where available data is scarce. The stand model can be interfaced to additional climate, nutrition and carbon cycling modules for studying the effects of a changing environment.