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LANDIS and forest landscape models,10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2004.03.016,Ecological Modelling,David J. Mladenoff

LANDIS and forest landscape models   (Citations: 74)
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This paper provides contextual documentation of the LANDIS model development to provide a framework for the other papers in this special issue. The LANDIS model of forest landscape disturbance and succession was developed since the early 1990s as a research and management tool that optimizes the possible landscape extent (100sha to 1000skm2), while providing mechanistic detail adequate for a broad range of potential problems. LANDIS is a raster model, and operates on landscapes mapped as cells, containing tree species age classes. Spatial processes, such as seed dispersal, and disturbances such as fire, wind, and harvesting can occur. LANDIS development benefited from the modelling and research progress of the 1960s to the1980s, including the growth of landscape ecology during the 1980s. In the past decade the model has been used by colleagues across North America, as well as in Europe and China. This has been useful to those not able to undertake the cost and effort of developing their own model, and it has provided a growing diverse set of test landscapes for the model. These areas include temperate, southern, and boreal forests of eastern North America, to montane and boreal western forests, coastal California forest and shrub systems, boreal Finnish forests, and montane forests in Switzerland and northeastern China. The LANDIS model continues to be refined and developed. Papers in this special issue document recent work. Future goals include integration within a larger land use change model, and applications to landscape and regional global change projection based on newly incorporated biomass and carbon dynamics.
Journal: Ecological Modelling - ECOL MODEL , vol. 180, no. 1, pp. 7-19, 2004
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    • ...Recent improvements in computing technology and ecological understanding allow for more detailed modeling of ecological processes across broader temporal and spatial scales than was previously possible (Mladenoff 2004)...

    Adam Berlandet al. Simulated Importance of Dispersal, Disturbance, and Landscape History ...

    • ...FEM designed to address the landscape scale are valuable tools in supporting management questions in this regard (but note the necessary implicit scaling assumptions; Mladenoff 2004)...

    Bernhard Wolfslehneret al. Harnessing Ecosystem Models and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for t...

    • ...In the past decade, forest landscape models that simulate the interaction of large landscape processes and forest successional dynamics were developed (Mladenoff 2004; Scheller and others 2007; He and others 2008)...
    • ...LANDIS is a spatially explicit forest landscape disturbance and succession model that facilitates the study of the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances, vegetation succession, and management strategies over large spatial and temporal scales (Mladenoff and He 1999; Mladenoff 2004)...
    • ...LANDIS inputs include species life history attributes, disturbance and management parameters (harvesting and fire), species composition maps with associated species presence/absence and age information, land type maps and the species establishment coefficients for each land type (Mladenoff 2004; He and others 2005)...

    Jin LongruHonget al. Assessing the Effects of Management Alternatives on Habitat Suitabilit...

    • ...The LANDIS model (Mladenoff 2004) is particularly suited to such applications because it is spatial; it independently models multiple ecological and anthropogenic processes; interactions of these processes are an emergent property of the simulations; it predicts several important characteristics related to the ecological functioning of forested landscapes over long time periods; and it can produce comparable predictions for alternative ...
    • ...LANDIS is a spatially explicit landscape model designed to simulate forest landscape change over large spatial and temporal scales (Mladenoff 2004)...

    Brian R. Sturtevantet al. Studying Fire Mitigation Strategies in Multi-Ownership Landscapes: Bal...

    • ...LANDIS (LANdscape DIsturbance and Succession) is a rasterbased, spatially explicit computer model designed to simulate forest succession and disturbance (fire, wind, insect, and harvest) across broad spatial and temporal scales (Mladenoff, 2004)...

    Andrew G. Birtet al. LANDISVIEW: A visualization tool for landscape modelling

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