A Carbon-Balance Model of Stand Growth: A Derivation Employing the Pipe-Model Theory and the Self Thinning Rule

Valentine HT (1987). A Carbon-Balance Model of Stand Growth: A Derivation Employing the Pipe-Model Theory and the Self Thinning Rule. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-87-056

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Abstract

The pipe-model theory is used as a framework for the derivation of models describing the growth of average stem length, total basal area, and total volume of an even-aged, self-thinning, mono-species stand. Variations of the models are derived for two situations: (1) where the annual rates of substrate production and feeder-root turnover can be assumed constant over time, and (2) where these rates are expected to change over time, such as in polluted environments. The model describing the growth of stand volume for the first situation has been studied previously and shows good agreement with yield tables. Growth rate models applicable to individual trees are described and preferred over similar models derived previously by the author.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Acid Rain Program (ACI)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:58
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2016 23:53
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/2996

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