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Modeling the timber supply impact of introducing weevil-resistant spruce in British Columbia with cellular automata

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2011

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Schwab, Olaf, Maness, Thomas, Bull, Gary, Welham, Clive, Seely, Brad, and Blanco, Juan, 2011, Modeling the timber supply impact of introducing weevil-resistant spruce in British Columbia with cellular automata: Forest Policy and Economics, v. 13, no. 1, p. 61-68.

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Assessing the impacts of cumulative, non-lethal damages to forests poses a particular challenge to forest management planning since cumulative merchantable volume losses are not known until the time of harvest. This paper introduces a model that scales stand-level processes to their large-scale implications by combining elements of growth and yield modeling, insect infestation modeling, and large-scale spatial harvest simulation. The model is described and tested using the proposed large-scale introduction of weevil-resistant spruce in British Columbia, Canada as a case study. While spruce weevil damages were found to be significant, only a relatively small percentage of losses can be avoided by planting resistant stock. The model [...]

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.forpol.2010.08.004
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 1389-9341

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