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Title: Calibration of state and transition models with FVS

Author: Moeur, Melinda; Vandendriesche, Don;

Date: 2010

Source: In: Jain, Theresa B.; Graham, Russell T.; Sandquist, Jonathan. Integrated management of carbon sequestration and biomass utilization opportunities in a changing climate: Proceedings of the 2009 National Silviculture Workshop; 2009 June 15-18; Boise, ID. Proceedings RMRS-P-61. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 275-287.

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Description: The Interagency Mapping and Assessment Project (IMAP), a partnership between federal and state agencies, is developing mid-scale vegetation data and state and transition models (STM) for comparing the likely outcomes of alternative management policies on forested landscapes across the Pacific Northwest Region. In an STM, acres within a forested ecosystem transition between state classes defined by cover type and seral stage. Transitions resulting from natural and human-induced change can be modeled over long time horizons (centuries). Natural growth and mortality, silvicultural treatments, and stochastic disturbances such as wildfire and insect outbreaks can all be modeled in an STM.

Keywords: silviculture, carbon sequestration, climate change, forest management

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Moeur, Melinda; Vandendriesche, Don. 2010. Calibration of state and transition models with FVS. In: Jain, Theresa B.; Graham, Russell T.; Sandquist, Jonathan. Integrated management of carbon sequestration and biomass utilization opportunities in a changing climate: Proceedings of the 2009 National Silviculture Workshop; 2009 June 15-18; Boise, ID. Proceedings RMRS-P-61. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 275-287.

 


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