Dynamic modeling of wave regeneration (Shimagare) in subalpine Abies forests

Yoh Iwasa, Kazunori Sato, Seigo Nakashima

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

48 被引用数 (Scopus)


In a previous paper, we studied the wave regeneration of forest trees in model populations with one-dimensional lattice structures, by assuming that the tree height increases at a constant rate and that a tree dies in unit time if it is sufficiently taller than its windward neighbor. Starting from random initial distribution, the spatial pattern becomes of a saw-toothed shape, moving at a constant rate. In this paper, the model is extended in several directions: first, as the range of wind-shielding effect of trees increases, the speed of the final wave regenerating pattern increases. Second, a two-dimensional model is demonstrated to generate the patterns with dieback zones spaced more regularly than in those generated by a one-dimensional model. The effect of habitat heterogeneity is also studied. Third, the effect of disturbance in the form of additional stochastic mortality is studied. Finally the biological implication of these results to wave regeneration in forests is discussed.

ジャーナルJournal of Theoretical Biology
出版ステータス出版済み - 9月 21 1991

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 統計学および確率
  • モデリングとシミュレーション
  • 生化学、遺伝学、分子生物学(全般)
  • 免疫学および微生物学(全般)
  • 農業および生物科学(全般)
  • 応用数学


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