Third Forest Vegetation Simulator Conference
Document Type: Report
Compiler(s): R. N. Havis; Nicholas L. Crookston
Publication Year: 2008

Cataloging Information

  • carbon inventory
  • climate change
  • fire
  • forest health
  • forest management
  • forest planning
  • growth and yield
  • habitat modeling
  • landscape dynamics
  • prognosis model
  • vegetation dynamics
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 6881


The Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) is a suite of computer modeling tools for predicting the long-term effects of alternative forest management actions. FVS was developed in the early 1980s and is used throughout the United Sates and British Columbia. The Third FVS conference, held February 13-15, 2007, in Fort Collins Colorado, contains 20 papers. They describe the use of FVS on the stand and landscape scale, and to analyze fuels management in the presence of insects and fire. Several papers compare FVS predictions of the effects of insects and disease to field measurements. FVS is continually evolving and improving in technology and capability to meet the needs of its ever increasing user community. Papers describe new methods for data acquisition and preparation for input to FVS, new economic analysis capabilities within FVS, new methods for simulating forest regeneration, new developments in calculating growth and mortality, and future plans for incorporating the effects of climate change in model simulations.

Online Link(s):
Havis, Robert N.; Crookston, Nicholas L., comps. 2008. Third Forest Vegetation Simulator Conference. Proceedings RMRS-P-54. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 234 p.