An ecological model for the management of natural forests derived from the Barama Company Limited plots in NW Guyana

Abstract

An ecological model describing the processes of growth, recruitment and mortality was developed using a dataset from permanent and experimental sample plots established by Barama Company Ltd in NW Guyana. The model was implemented in the SYMFOR framework and calibrated and tested with simulations of primary forest dynamics. This document describes the data and development of the model, including species groups and the sub models for growth, recruitment and mortality. These were integrated within the SYMFOR framework for evaluation and application. Results of typical simulations are presented to enable assessment of the performance of the model.

Citation

30pp. The University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, UK.

An ecological model for the management of natural forests derived from the Barama Company Limited plots in NW Guyana

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