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.
New publication. "Consequences of a Reduced Number of Plant Functional Types for the Simulation of Forest Productivity" by Fischer et al.
New publication. "Defaunation impacts on seed survival and its effect on the biomass of future tropical forests" by Mateus Dantas de Paula et al.
New publication. "Model-Assisted Estimation of Tropical Forest Biomass Change: A Comparison of Approaches" by Knapp et al.