|Forest Investment Account|
|Abstract of FII Project R04-043|
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Modelling the yield impact of variable retention harvesting, and the growth of aspen and birch
|Author(s): Harper, George (BC Ministry of Forests)||Subject: Forestry, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems, Technology/GIS/Modeling/Remote Sensing, Wildlife||Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program|
We propose to expand the yield projection capabilities of the Tree and Stand Simulator (TASS) through the addition of the two broadleaf species, aspen and birch. We are also proposing to enhance TASS through the development of a variable retention harvesting simulation system. We plan to add these new features to TIPSY, which is widely distributed to forest practitioners. These additions will also position TASS and TIPSY software for future modeling of mixedwood and complex stand partial harvesting prescriptions and integration with other research into root disease and wildlife habitat. The expanded capabilities of our system of models will continue to provide new information in support of decisions related to silviculture prescriptions and timber supply planning.
Updated September 08, 2005
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