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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2004)

Document title

Ecosystem process models at multiple scales for mapping tropical forest productivity

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NIGHTINGALE J.M. ; PHINN S.R. ; HELD A.A. ;

Abstract

This study reviews ecosystem process models designed to predict the growth and productivity of temperate and tropical forest ecosystems. The review provides a multiscale assessment enabling potential users to select a model suited to the scale and type of information they require in tropical forests. Process models are reviewed in relation to their input and output parameters, minimum spatial and temporal units of operation, maximum spatial extent and time period of application for each organization level of modelling. All ecosystem models are simplified versions of reality and are typically aspatial. Remotely sensed data may be used to initialize and validate ecosystem process models

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2004, vol. 28, no2 [pp. 241-281]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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