Preparing Forest Management Plans With Spatial Simulation Model


Kadiogullari A. I. , KELEŞ S., Baskent E. Z. , BİNGÖL Ö.

KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY, vol.16, no.2, pp.306-318, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.306-318

Abstract

This manuscript presents a simulation-based spatial forest management planning model developed for ecosystem-based multiple use forest planning approach. The general framework of the simulation model was firstly introduced. It was then implemented in a typical forest management planning unit. Four forest management planning scenarios including nonspatial and spatial characteristics were developed. These scenarios were compared in the context of different forest performance indicators (such as allowable cut, growing stock, net carbon sequestration, age-class distribution at the end of the simulation). When compared the simulation-based forest management planning scenarios, it was found that there were no significant changes in timber production levels among scenarios. On the other hand, spatial forest management scenarios controlled forest ecosystem structure and produced more applicable forest management plans.