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Matrix model of forest dynamics: An overview and outlook

Liang Jingjing, Picard Nicolas. 2013. Matrix model of forest dynamics: An overview and outlook. Forest Science, 59 (3) : pp. 359-378.

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Abstract : The Matrix model uses transition matrices to predict future plant and animal population structures. Having been used to study the dynamics of forests all over the world, the Matrix model is thriving in forestry, with applications covering a wide array of areas. Despite its extensive application in forestry, the Matrix model is still suffering from a lack of due attention and appropriate understanding, especially on its advantages and limitations in comparison with those of other forest dynamics models. To facilitate further research and applications, a synthetic review of Matrix models is provided here with an emphasis on its mathematical properties and relationship with other forest dynamics models. In this article, we first introduce the general structure of Matrix models and its representation of forest dynamics components, i.e., upgrowth, mortality, and recruitment. Then, we summarize key properties of Matrix models, including basic assumptions, density dependence, size class width and time step, and the estimation of forest dynamics components will be summarized. Next, we evaluate advantages and limitations of the Matrix model and its relationship with other forest dynamics models. Finally, we share our perspective on the major challenges and future outlooks of Matrix models. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : peuplement forestier, Forêt, Modèle mathématique, Croissance, Mortalité, Dynamique des populations, Densité

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Monde

Mots-clés complémentaires : Densite de peuplement

Classification Agris : U10 - Computer science, mathematics and statistics
K01 - Forestry - General aspects
F62 - Plant physiology - Growth and development

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 6 (2005-2013) - Agriculture, environnement, nature et sociétés

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Liang Jingjing, West Virginia University (USA)
  • Picard Nicolas, CIRAD-ES-UPR BSef (GAB)

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