Canadian Forest Service Publications

The DNRC modelling working group and its cooperative growth modelling project. 1993. Bonnor, G.M. Pages 158-162 in Chhun-Huor Ung, Editor. Forest growth models and their uses=les modèles de croissance forestière et leurs utilisations, Proceedings: International workshop. November 18-19, 1993, Quebec. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Quebec Region, Ste. Foy, PQ.

Year: 1993

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 3356

Language: English

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Abstract

The Modelling Working Group of the Department of Natural Resources Canada serves as a forum for Departmental scientists to discuss and exchange information on modelling progress, problems and methods. Most members work on growth and yield modelling but other disciplines (hydrology, pest populations, fire management, systems analysis and harvest simulation) are also included.

Working Group members have also initiated a cooperative modelling project: using a common model framework and language, a prototype growth model has been developed. Members will modify this prototype to suit their own purposes: to calibrate the model for another species, to develop and test improved components, to test hypotheses, and so on. The prototype (STIM: Stand and Tree Integrated Model) is designed for inventory updates, AAC calculations and timber supply analyses. The nature and current status of this project is described.