Description of the model and its applications.
What is FORMIND?
FORMIND is an individual-based vegetation model that simulates the growth of species-rich forests on the hectare scale. It includes gap formulations in order to display forest dynamics and forest structure.
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Where can we apply FORMIND?
The FORMIND model is applicable on temperate, subtropical and tropical forests of varied species richness and complexity. The following map shows where FORMIND has been used to replicate forest dynamics.
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What are the main processes of FORMIND?
The main processes of FORMIND are recruitment and establishment, mortality and growth. They all depend on site-specific environmental conditions. In addition, disturbances like fire events, forest fragmentation, logging or landslides can be included.
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