Forest Dynamics: An Ecological Model by Daniel B. BotkinForest Dynamics: An Ecological Model by Daniel B. Botkin

Forest Dynamics: An Ecological Model

byDaniel B. Botkin

Hardcover | March 4, 1993

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Over the past two decades, the author has developed and refined an extremely useful simulation model of forest growth. The JABOWA model was the first successful application of digital computer simulation to a complex natural ecosystem. Effects of global warming, acid rain, and commercialforest harvesting practices have been analyzed with this model. Offering a fresh perspective on ecological phenomena, Forest Dynamics provides all the information necessary to understand and use the model. Written for students and professionals in forestry and ecology, the book sets the forest modelwithin the broader context of the science of ecology and the ecological issues that confront society in the management of forests. It also explains the theoretical foundations of the model.
Daniel B. Botkin is at George Mason University.
Title:Forest Dynamics: An Ecological ModelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.49 × 6.3 × 1.14 inPublished:March 4, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195065557

ISBN - 13:9780195065558


Table of Contents

1. Nature and Knowing: Ecology and Theory2. The Forest Environment3. The Tree in the Forest4. Implications of the Model for the Dynamics of Forests5. Testing and Comparing the Model with the Real World6. Sensitivity of the Model7. The Use of the Model in Natural Resource Management8. The Use of the Model in Global Environmental Problems9. General Implications of the Model for Ecological Theory

From Our Editors

This book is designed for two related uses: as a technical manual for those who will use the JABOWA-II computer model of forest growth, which is available as a companion to this book for use on microcomputers; and as a description and discussion of the model, its background, its applications and its limitations and needs for additional work and improvement, for those who wish only to become familiar with the concepts and background of the model but do not plan to use it themselves.

Editorial Reviews

"The book is well crafted with a sound logical structure....I believe that the author provides sufficient information, in a clear fashion, to enable readers to draw their own conclusions. The book is perhaps of greatest use to those who intend to use the model and to those who are interestedin gaining an insight into how ecological computer simulation models develop."--Forestry