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Leaf Biomass Fuels

Note: With the release of NECN Succession, the Biomass extensions are now compatible and the 'Leaf Biomass' extensions are no longer necessary.  User Guides are provided below only for archival purposes.

The Dynamic Leaf Biomass Fuels extension estimates fuel types based on species, age, and biomass information. The extension works in conjunction with Dynamic Fire System and serves as an alternative to the Dynamic Fuel System which only uses species and age information when estimating fuel types. 

Contact: Robert Scheller, Portland State University
Copyright: Portland State University
Latest release: Version 2.0 — July 19, 2011 (Download)
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Brief Description:

The Dynamic Fire System extension must be used in conjunction with a fuel extension. The Dynamic Biomass Fuel extension uses cohort species, age-ranges, and the aboveground live biomass of those cohorts to determine a fuel type for each cell on the landscape. The fuel types should match the fuel types created in the Dynamic Fire System extension. Prescriptions from the Base Harvest extension and mortality from the BDA extension, a wind extension or a fire extension can optionally cause fuel types to change.

Developers: Robert M. Scheller, Portland State University

Lineage: Released with LANDIS-II v5.1

How to cite: Scheller, R.M., S. Van Tuyl, K. Clark, J. Hom, I. La Puma. 2011. Carbon sequestration in the in the New Jersey pine barrens under different scenarios of fire management. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-011-9462-6