ECOLOGICAL MODELLING AND THE STAND DYNAMICS OF PINUS CARIBAEA IN MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE, BELIZE

Hutchinson, Ian (1967) ECOLOGICAL MODELLING AND THE STAND DYNAMICS OF PINUS CARIBAEA IN MOUNTAIN PINE RIDGE, BELIZE. PhD thesis, Simon Fraser University.

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    Abstract

    This study examines the stand dynamics of Pinus Caibaea var. hondurensis in its native habitat in central America. This species is currently the most important timber tree beinq planted in the lowland tropics, but knowledqe of its autecoloqy is extremely meaqre. Data on the qrowth and population dynamics of the species were obtained in an intensive proqraame of field samplinq and experimentation in the Mountain Pine Ridqe area of Belize. These data served as input to a model (PINUS) , which simulated the qrowth of mature stands of Caribbean pine. The model was used to explore the effects of forest manaqement ' policies on the qrowth and dynamics of pine stands.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
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      Subjects: (C) Ecosystems > (CC) Terrestrial > (CCA) Broad-Leaved Forest
      (Z) Other or Unspecified
      Publication Sources: (3) Other Source > (3C) Other Universities
      Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2015 10:34
      Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 10:34
      URI: http://eprints.uberibz.org/id/eprint/1536

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