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Process-based model in Eucalyptus plantation management:reality and perspectives

Battaglia, M, O'Grady, AP and Mendham, D 2007 , 'Process-based model in Eucalyptus plantation management:reality and perspectives' , Boletín del CIDEU, vol. 3 , pp. 189-205 .

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Yield prediction in commercial forestry has been
dominated by empirical modelling. Increasingly,
however, process-based models are finding
application either in support or instead of these
traditional models. In this paper we draw the new
forestry demands and how these models can answer
different kinds of questions such as forest
productivity in planted areas and new plantation,
water-use, carbon sequestration and effects of
climate change on forest production. In this paper
we review current performance against management
needs, concentrating in particular on the application
of the 3-PG (Landsberg and Waring, 1997) and
CABALA (Battaglia et al., 2004) process-based
models. In general we find that process-based
models have met many of the expectations of a
decade ago. The paper briefly indicates new
opportunities of process-based models in the area of
wood properties and wood products prediction and in
the area of forest health assessment.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Battaglia, M and O'Grady, AP and Mendham, D
Keywords: process-based model, forestry demand, forestry productivity, management system
Journal or Publication Title: Boletín del CIDEU
ISSN: 1885-5237
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