Guidelines for use of FVS multipliers
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): D. A. Hamilton
Compiler(s): R. Teck; M. Moeur; J. Adams
Publication Year: 1997

Cataloging Information

  • computer programs
  • diameter classes
  • digital data collection
  • forest management
  • genetics
  • habitat types
  • Physocarpus malvaceus
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • plant growth
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • stand characteristics
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 20193
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TTRS Call Number: A13.88:INT-373
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Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) multipliers permit the user to tailor model performances to simulate almost any management scenario. Unfortunately, the intuitively logical choice of multipliers is not always the corrent choice and could result in biologically impossible predicted growth. Examples that describe the impact of multipliers on simulated stand development are discussed. Guidelines are presented both for the selection of the proper set of multipliers and for the determination of the correct value to assign each selected multiplier.

Hamilton, D. A. 1997. Guidelines for use of FVS multipliers, in R Teck, M Moeur, and J Adams eds., Proceedings: Forest Vegetation Simulator Conference. Fort Collins, CO, USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station, Intermountain Research Station INT-GTR-373, p. 39-42.