Model Characteristics

Id 12
Last update 2003-01-16
Name Selva
Year 1997
Author S. Gourlet-Fleury
Email Contact
Organisation CIRAD
Country France
Category Growth
Model type Empirical growth & Yield models
Sub-type Distance dependent tree model
Level Tree
Time step
Time scale
Range of applicabiilty (region, ...) Natural tropical rainforests of French Guiana.
Selva is running on plots of several hectares.
Stand composition Multispecific
Forest structure
Sylvicultural system
Tree range
Stand range
State variables - Growth
State variables - Initialization
State variables - Prediction
State variables - Stochastic for
Distribution diameter variables - growth
Distribution diameter variables - initialization
Distribution diameter variables - prediction
Distribution diameter variables - stochasticity for
Tree variables - growth
Tree variables - Initialisation
Tree variables - prediction
Tree variables - stochasticity for
Growth processes
Regeneration processes at stand level
Regeneration processes at sapling level
Submodule : Sylvicultural practicies Silviculture: selection thinnings
Submodel : Climate parameters Growth; Mortality; Recruitment; Regeneration
Input state variables Coordinates; Diameter; Species
Human inputs
Climate inputs
Output state variable Coordinates; Diameter; Species
Quantity products
Quality pulp
Quality construction
Quality cork
Simulator name Capsis; Selva
Stand Simulator version
Stand Simulator hardware
Stand Simulator memory
Stand Simulator OS
Stand Simulator language
Stand Simulator characteristics
Stand Simulator indicators
Stand Simulator visualization
Landscape Simulator name
Landscape Simulator version
Landscape Simulator hardware
Landscape Simulator memory
Landscape Simulator OS
Landscape Simulator language
Landscape Simulator characteristics
Landscape Simulator indicators
Landscape Simulator visualization
Bibliography Gourlet-Fleury S., 1999. Individual-based spatially explicit modelling of forest stands in French Guiana. In : Y. Laumonier, B. King, C. Legg and K. Renolls (eds.) Proceedings of the international conference “Data Management and Modelling Using Remote Sensing and GIS for Tropical Forest Land Inventory”, october 26-29, 1998. Jakarta, Indonesia, pp. 473-490.
Gourlet-Fleury S., Houllier F., 2000. Modelling diameter increment in a lowland evergreen rain forest in French Guiana. Forest Ecology and Management 131(1-3), pp. 269-289.
The software Selva was developped by Dario Caruso and Guillaume Cornu.