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Simulation of wetlands forest vegetation dynamics

Ecological Modelling

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Abstract

A computer program, SWAMP, was designed to simulate the effects of flood frequency and depth to water table on southern wetlands forest vegetation dynamics. By incorporating these hydrologic characteristics into the model, forest vegetation and vegetation dynamics can be simulated. The model, based on data from the White River National Wildlife Refuge near De Witt, Arkansas, "grows" individual trees on a 20 x 20-m plot taking into account effects on the tree growth of flooding, depth to water table, shade tolerance, overtopping and crowding, and probability of death and reproduction. A potential application of the model is illustrated with simulations of tree fruit production following flood-control implementation and lumbering. ?? 1979.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Simulation of wetlands forest vegetation dynamics
Series title:
Ecological Modelling
Volume
7
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
257
Last page:
288
Number of Pages:
32