Links and References
Western Canada and the US Pacific Northwest:
DFSIM (Douglas-Fir SIMulator): Whole-stand model with economics. US Forest Service.
FORECAST: Multi-species, whole-stand model with an ecosystem focus, e.g., nutrient cycling. University of British Columbia.
FPS (Forest Projection and planning System): multi-species, individual-tree, distance-dependent model. Forest Biometrics Research Institute (USA).
FVS (Forest Vegetation Simulator): framework for a national suite of regional, individual-tree, distance-independent models. US Forest Service.
GYPSY (Growth and Yield Projection SYstem): boreal spruce-aspen-pine, whole-stand model. Alberta Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
MGM (Mixedwood Growth Model): boreal spruce-aspen-pine, individual-tree, distance-independent model. University of Alberta.
ORGANON (ORegon Growth ANalysis and projectiON): Multi-species, individual-tree, distance-independent model. Oregon State University.
Scube: boreal spruce, whole-stand model. University of Northern British Columbia.
TADAM (TASS Approximation by an Aggregated Dynamical Model): coastal Douglas-fir, whole stand model. University of Northern British Columbia.
TAG (Trembling Aspen Growth): Whole-stand model. University of Northern British Columbia.
Ritchie, Martin W. 1999. A compendium of forest growth and yield simulators for the Pacific Coast states. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-174. Albany CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 59p.
Growth Model Users Group: promoting the exchange of ideas, tips/techniques and issues involving the use of forest growth models in the North American Pacific Northwest.
Hardwood Silviculture Cooperative, Oregon State University
Inland Northwest Growth & Yield (INGY) Cooperative, University of Montana
Stand Management Cooperative, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington
Davis, L.S. and K.N. Johnson, 1987. Forest Management. 3rd Edition. McGraw-Hill Book Co. New York. 790 pp.
Oliver, C.D. and B.C. Larson, 1996. Forest Stand Dynamics. McGraw-Hill Book Co. New York. 544 pp.
Forest Measurement and Modelling: Online textbook. Author: Dr. Cris Brack, Australian National University.
Pretzsch, Hans. 2010. Forest Dynamics, Growth and Yield: From Measurement to Model. Springer. 664 pp.
Vanclay, J. K. 1994. Modelling Forest Growth and Yield: Applications to Mixed Tropical Forests. CAB International, England, 312 pp.
Weiskittel, A, R., D.W. Hann, J.A. Kershaw, Jr., J.K. Vanclay. 2011. Forest Growth and Yield Modeling. John Wiley & Sons. 430 pp.