eng
Science and Education Publishing
American Journal of Systems and Software
2372-7071
2016-01-12
4
1
1
13
10.12691/ajss-4-1-1
AJSS2016411
article
An Ecological Model for Predicting Behaviour of Mediterranean Shrublands
José Luis Usó-Doménech
1
Josué-Antonio Nescolarde-Selva
josue.selva@ua.es
1
Miguel Lloret-Climent
1
Lucía González-Franco
1
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain
In order to build dynamic models for prediction and management of degraded Mediterranean forest areas was necessary to build MARIOLA model, which is a calculation computer program. This model includes the following subprograms. 1) bioshrub program, which calculates total, green and woody shrubs biomass and it establishes the time differences to calculate the growth. 2) selego program, which builds the flow equations from the experimental data. It is based on advanced procedures of statistical multiple regression. 3) VEGETATION program, which solves the state equations with Euler or Runge-Kutta integration methods. Each one of these subprograms can act as independent or as linked programs.
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** **allometric equations
biomass
flow equations
multiple regression
state equations
transformed functions