Linking forest structure, biodiversity and productivity
Forests provide important ecosystem services, such as sequestering carbon or delivering wood. Here we adapted the forest model FORMIND for the first time to the European temperate zone and parameterize eight common tree species using yield tables: speciespinus sylvestris, picea abies, fagus sylvatica, quercus robur, populusmarilandica, fraxinus excelsior, betula pendula and pseudotsuga menziesii.
The resulting process-based spatially explicit forest growth model simulates the development of forest stands and individual trees for eight European tree species (see figure and Bohn et al. 2014, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.01.021).
We are now interested on the effect of different forest structures on the the productivity.
Contact: Friedrich Bohn