Forecasting forest dynamics with the individual-based model LAVESI across the Siberian treeline: from UAV surveys to simulations


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stefan.kruse [ at ] awi.de

Abstract

Boreal forests in Siberia store huge amounts of aboveground carbon. Global warming potentially threatens this carbon storage due to more frequent droughts or other disturbances such as fires. These disturbances can change recruitment patterns, and thus may have long-lasting impacts on population dynamics. Assessing high-resolution forest stand structures and forecasting their response for the upcoming decades with detailed models is needed to understand the involved key processes and consequences of global change. We present forest stand inventories derived from UAV imagery and a developed processing chain including Individual Tree Detection (ITD) and species determination for 56 sites on a bioclimatic gradient at the Tundra-Taiga-Ecotone in Northeastern Siberia. We will use these and further 58 traditional count and measurement data as starting points for the detailed individual-based spatially explicit forest model LAVESI to predict future forest dynamics covering multiple sites across the Siberian treeline. In our analyses, we will focus on assessing future structural changes of the forests and their aboveground biomass dynamics. For our discussion, we will evaluate the reliability of UAV-derived forest inventories by measuring the impact strength of error sources introduced in the methodology on the forecasts.



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Not peer-reviewed
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Published
Event Details
EGU General Assembly 2020, 04 May 2020 - 08 May 2020, Online.
Eprint ID
52955
DOI 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-13453

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Kruse, S. , Shevtsova, I. , Brieger, F. , Wieczorek, M. , Pestryakova, L. A. and Herzschuh, U. (2020): Forecasting forest dynamics with the individual-based model LAVESI across the Siberian treeline: from UAV surveys to simulations , EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4 May 2020 - 8 May 2020 . doi: 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-13453


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