What do the structure of tropical forests and the packing of apples in a box have in common? A team of Formind developers has now established a new model which can be used to explain the tree size distribution in natural forests. Main idea of this new approach is to pack tree crowns. Trees (cylinder as stem and sphere as crown) have been randomly placed in a finite space.
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New publication. "Simulation of succession in a neotropical forest: High selective logging intensities prolong the recovery times of ecosystem functions" by Hiltner et al.
Forests Special Issue. “Modeling Nutrient, Carbon and Water Dynamics of Tropical Forests Under Global Environmental Changes: New Patterns and Mechanisms”
New publication. "Consequences of a Reduced Number of Plant Functional Types for the Simulation of Forest Productivity" by Fischer et al.