A Model to Explore Responses of Spruce Stands to Air-Pollution Stress in Europe

Thomasius H, Marsch M, & Wollmerstaedt J (1989). A Model to Explore Responses of Spruce Stands to Air-Pollution Stress in Europe. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-89-093

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Abstract

Systems analysis has proven to be a suitable instrument for describing the processes taking place in pollution-damaged forest stands and for simulating the ecosystem behavior in various environmental situations. In a preliminary model showing the behavior of pollution-damaged spruce stands, site, air pollution, stand structure and management are taken into consideration. The target of this model consists of simulating system behavior under variable pollutant stressors and management strategies, and of serving as a basis for decision-making. The basic model is subdivided into the following submodels: "Forest stand" with management as well as external ecological factors and international modifications; "Leaf quantity/leaf fall"; "Net assimilation"; and "Dendromass distribution". A soil model from other authors is being incorporated. After a comparison with similar models, reference is made to further possibilities of application.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Biosphere Dynamics (BIO)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 18:36
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3251

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