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Theory of Forest Dynamics
A Theory of Forest Dynamics: The Ecological Implications of Forest Succession Models (1984)
Springer-Verlag, New York. 278 pp.
A Theory of Forest Dynamics explores the ecological consequences of a set of computer models that project the dynamics of forests by simulating the birth, growth and death of each tree on a small plot. These models are used to develop theory about the dynamics of landscape elements, which is then applied to ecological problems at spatial scales from small forest gaps to entire landscapes, and at temporal scales ranging from years to millennia.
The book is intended for professional scientists and graduate students in ecology and includes:
A review of ecological succession
A synopsis of forest succession models
Detailed development of the rationale and testing of several forest dynamics models
The book has been translated into Chinese:
Shugart, H.H. 1992. A Theory of Forest Dynamics: The Ecological Implications of Forest Succession Models. Guizhou Science and Technology Publishing Company, Guizhou. 353 pp. [Translation by Chengbiao Li, Qinzhou Yang, Bocai Zhou and Xiaoping Liu into Chinese].