The Influence of Pests on Forest Age Structure Dynamics: The Simplest Mathematical Models

Antonovsky MY, Clark WC, & Kuznetsov YA (1987). The Influence of Pests on Forest Age Structure Dynamics: The Simplest Mathematical Models. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-87-070

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Abstract

This paper is devoted to the investigation of the simplest mathematical models of non-even-age forests affected by insect pests. Two extremely simple situations are considered: 1) the pest feeds only on young trees; 2) the pest feeds only on old trees. It is shown that an invasion of a small number of pests into a steady-state forest ecosystem could result in intensive oscillations of its age structure. Possible implications of environmental changes on forest ecosystems are also considered.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Biosphere Dynamics (BIO)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:57
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2016 07:19
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2982

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