A Northern Forest Ecosystem Simulation Model of Early Post-Fire Tree Seedling Establishment, Growth and Competition
Principal Investigator: Gal, Ruth Ann (2)
Licence Number: 12204
Organization: University of Alberta
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Dr. Ross Wein, Peter Tollestrup, Allan Mesenberg

Objective(s): To develop a theoretically based, process oriented model which is capable of predicting regeneration after fire in the Northern Boreal Forest; to develop an early post-fire Jack pine seedling growth model; to calibrate and validate the model with early post-fire data; to use the model to explain climate change and fire behaviour hypotheses for the Northern Boreal Forest;

Project Description: The researcher and her team will glean physiological rates and relationships for tree growth from the literature and substitute the data into a functional model, which will be calibrated against intensive sampling within WBNP over dry, mesic and wet landscapes.