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LANDIS-II-Site updated to v2.3.1

posted Jan 2, 2014, 9:07 AM by Brian Miranda   [ updated Jan 14, 2014, 8:24 AM by Robert Scheller ]
A new version of the LANDIS-II-Site tool (L2-Site) is now available on the Users page.  Changes in the new version were simply cosmetic fixes to the user interface.  This tool (which used to be called the SiteVegCalculator) is designed to simulate succession on a single site using the same shade and succession algorithms that are used in LANDIS-II. The simulation runs for a defined number of years with the option of having additional cohorts establishing based on defined establishment probabilities and shade class rules. Users can define whether a species is present at the beginning of the run, at what time seeds become available for each species, and at what time cohorts are planted. LANDIS-II-Site is can simulate up to 6 species and can simulate Age-Only Succession, Biomass Succession v3.0, and what is labeled as Biomass Succession v3.5 (which is a yet-in-development version of Biomass Succession). The program automatically graphs species biomass, percent shade, shade class, number of cohorts, cohort ANPP, cohort biomass, and dead woody biomass by species. Some outputs are not generated with Age-Only Succession. Multiple simulations can be run and graphed together, with each simulation represented by a randomly selected unique color (except in batch mode). An optional log file can also created for each simulation run recording some of the same data as the graphs.