Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R2003-165

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Implementing a PrognosisBC regeneration submodel for the complex stands of south-eastern and central British Columbia

Author(s): Zumrawi, Abdel-Azim
Imprint: Victoria, B.C. : BC Ministry of Forests, 2003
Subject: Silvicultural Systems, British Columbia, PROGNOSIS (Computer Program), Trees, Growth, Computer Simulation
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program


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 implementing a natural regeneration model within the context of PrognosisBC . This work will be 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 south-eastern and central British Columbia. The new model will provide the tool needed to project the dynamics of complex stands under partial harvesting regimes.
Abdel Azim Zumrawi...[et al.]

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