An ecological model for the management of natural forests derived from the Tropenbos permanent sample plots at Pibiri, Guyana
An ecological model describing the processes of growth, recruitment and mortality was developed using a dataset from permanent sample plots. 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. This document is intended to document the process of model development in such a way that would facilitate the development of similar models for other areas, forest types or applications.
26pp. The University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh, UK.