Software for spatially-explicit simulation of forest dynamics

How trees are organized - the tree population

Trees are organized by location and size in what is called the tree population. The tree population divides up the plot into 8 m by 8 m grid cells, and tracks the trees in each cell by height.

The tree population is where the list of tree species is defined. It tracks all of the allometry relationships for each of these species and manages life history stage transitions and attribute updates for individual trees.