Journal article

Modelling spatial dependence in an irregular natural forest

Julian C Fox, Huiquan Bi, Peter K Ades

SILVA FENNICA | FINNISH SOC FOREST SCIENCE-NATURAL RESOURCES INST FINLAND | Published : 2008

Abstract

The spatial dependence present in a natural stand of Eucalyptus pilularis (Smith) dominated mixed species forest was characterised and modelled. Two wildfires imposed a significant spatial dependence on the post disturbance stand. It was hypothesised that spatial variation in the intensity of the wildfires generated the observed structures. The influence of patch formation, micro-site variability and competitive influences were also noted in the residuals of a distance-dependent individual-tree growth model. A methodology capable of modelling these complicated patterns of observed dependence was sought, and candidates included the spatial interaction, direct specification and Papadakis metho..

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