A Growth Model for North Queensland Rainforests

Vanclay, Jerome K. (1989) A Growth Model for North Queensland Rainforests. Forest Ecology and Management, 27 3-4: 245-271. doi:10.1016/0378-1127(89)90110-2

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Author Vanclay, Jerome K.
Title A Growth Model for North Queensland Rainforests
Journal name Forest Ecology and Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0378-1127
Publication date 1989-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0378-1127(89)90110-2
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 27
Issue 3-4
Start page 245
End page 271
Total pages 27
Language eng
Subject 300803 Natural Resource Management
300604 Management and Environment
Abstract A model to predict the growth of commercial timber in north Queensland's rainforests is described. More than 100 commercial species and several hundred other tree species are aggregated into about 20 species groups based on growth habit, volume relationships and commercial criteria. Trees are grouped according to species group and tree size into cohorts, which form the basis for simulation. Equations for predicting increment, mortality and recruitment are presented. The implications of the model on rainforest management for timber production are examined. The model has been used in setting the timber harvest from these rainforests, and should provide an objective basis for investigating the impact of rainforest management strategies. The approach should be applicable to other indigenous forests.
Keyword growth model
yield prediction
native forest
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