This report summarises previous attempts to classify tropical forests, introduces a range of 'gap' and process-based models of forest growth, including the Hybrid forest model, describes the variation in physiology of tropical trees and the degree to which this variability can be represented in process-based models, summarises the current efforts to simplify and modularise the Hybrid model, and develops a work programme for future work in the ITE areas of this project.
Lawson, G.J.; Friend, A.D.; Smith, R.I.; Dick, J.McP. Functional classifications, physiological ecology and options for parameterising and modifying the hybrid forest model for application to Indonesian tropical moist forest. (1999) 62 pp.