Evaluation of stand-level hybrid PipeQual model with permanent sample plot data of Norway spruce

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Kalliokoski , T , Mäkinen , H , Linkosalo , T & Mäkelä-Carter , A 2017 , ' Evaluation of stand-level hybrid PipeQual model with permanent sample plot data of Norway spruce ' , Canadian Journal of Forest Research , vol. 47 , no. 2 , pp. 234-245 . https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2016-0236

Title: Evaluation of stand-level hybrid PipeQual model with permanent sample plot data of Norway spruce
Author: Kalliokoski, Tuomo; Mäkinen, Harri; Linkosalo, Tapio; Mäkelä-Carter, Annikki
Other contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Physics
University of Helsinki, Luonnonvarakeskus
University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Sciences






Date: 2017
Language: eng
Number of pages: 12
Belongs to series: Canadian Journal of Forest Research
ISSN: 0045-5067
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2016-0236
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/307193
Abstract: The evaluation of process-based models (PBM) includes ascertaining their ability to produce results consistent with forest growth in the past. In this study, we parameterized and evaluated the hybrid model PipeQual with datasets containing traditional mensuration variables collected from permanent sample plots (PSP) of even-aged Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) stands in Finland. To initialize the model in the middle of stand development and reproduce observed changes in Norway spruce crown structure, the built-in empirical relationships of crown characteristics were made explicitly dependent on the light environment. After these modifications, the model accuracy at the whole dataset level was high, with slope values of linear regressions between the observations and simulations ranging from 0.77 to 0.99 depending on the variable. The average bias ranged between -0.72 and 0.07 m in stand dominant height, -0.68 and 0.57 cm in stand mean diameter, -2.62 and 1.92 m(2) in stand basal area, and 20 and 29 m(3) in stand total stem volume. Stand dynamics after thinning also followed reasonable closely the observed patterns. Accurate predictions illustrate the potential of the model for predicting forest stand growth and forest management effects in changing environmental conditions.
Subject: 4112 Forestry
Picea abies
growth simulation model
validation
forest management effect
growth response
FOREST ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT
LENGTH DYNAMICS APPLICATION
CARBON-BALANCE
SCOTS PINE
GROWTH-MODEL
THINNING INTENSITY
EMPIRICAL-MODELS
USE EFFICIENCY
LOBLOLLY-PINE
STEM GROWTH
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