Spatial applications of gap models
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.
Urban, DL; Bonan, GB; Smith, TM; Shugart, HH
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