Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R04-022

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Implementing a PrognosisBC Regeneration Submodel for the Complex Stands of Southeastern and Central British Columbia

Author(s): Zumrawi, Abdel-Azim (BC Ministry of Forests)
Subject: Biometrics, Forestry, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems, Technology/GIS/Modeling/Remote Sensing
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program

Abstract

PrognosisBC is a growth and yield model developed to predict the impacts of partial cutting on future stand structures in multi-species and/or multi-age stands. Applications of the existing version of this model are limited by the lack of a natural regeneration component. The research and extension activities outlined in this proposal are aimed at continuing the implementation of a natural regeneration model within the context of PrognosisBC . This work is based on the regeneration imputation techniques developed at the Department of Forest Resources Management, UBC, for a number of important biogeoclimatic ecosystem classification subzone variants in southeastern and central British Columbia. The model's prototype, which was developed through FII funding in 2002/2003, will be further tested and validated in the second year. The new model will provide the tool needed to project the dynamics of complex stands under partial harvesting regimes.


For further information, please contact Abdel-Azim Zumrawi, BC Ministry of Forests (abdelazim.zumrawi@gems7.gov.bc.ca)

Updated September 08, 2005 

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