Spatial applications of gap models

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Recent developments in individual-based forest simulators have made it possible to extend the basic approach to a wider range of forest ecosystems. One recent trend is toward more general representations of abiotic processes, and more attention to the role of tree life-history traits in generating forest response to environmental gradients. Gap models that explicitly attend spatial aspects of the light regime can be extended to simulate forest pattern at scales larger than the forest gap; examples at landscape and geographic scales are presented. © 1991.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Urban, DL; Bonan, GB; Smith, TM; Shugart, HH

Published Date

  • July 31, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 95 - 110

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0378-1127

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0378-1127(91)90067-6

Citation Source

  • Scopus