Document Type

Contribution to Book

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Simulation Modeling of Forest Landscape Disturbances

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Publication Date

1-1-2015

First Page

135

Last Page

164

DOI

10.1007/978-3-319-19809-5_6

Abstract

Over the past decades, as significant advances were made in the availability and accessibility of computing power, individual-based models (IBM) have become increasingly appealing to ecologists (Grimm 1999). The individual-based modeling approachprovides a convenient framework to incorporate detailed knowledge of individuals and of their interactions within populations (Lomnicki 1999). Variability among individuals is essential to the success of populations that are exposed to changing environments, and because natural selection acts on this variability, it is an essential component of population performance. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015.

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