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HemlockA Forest Giant on the Edge$
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David R. Foster, Anthony D'Amato, and Benjamin Baiser

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300179385

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300179385.001.0001

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Modeling the Dynamics of A Forest Giant

Modeling the Dynamics of A Forest Giant

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(p.153) Nine Modeling the Dynamics of A Forest Giant
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Hemlock
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David R. Foster
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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300179385.003.0009

This chapter discusses the use of simulation models to address ecological questions. Ecological modelling refers to computer simulations of ecological processses represented and linked together using mathematical and statistical functions. These models enable scientists to generate hypotheses about the ways ecosystems work. The chapter focuses on a forest model that has been used to anticipate the effects of adelgid-induced deaths of hemlocks in eastern North America.

Keywords:   simulation models, ecological modelling, ecosystems, forest model, adelgid, hemlocks

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