Browse Disturbance

The Browse extension simulates browsing impacts by ungulates.

Contacts: Brian Miranda, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station

Nathan De Jager, USGS, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center

Latest release: Version 1.0 - Coming soon! (Contact Brian Miranda for installer)

View User Guide (PDF)

Brief Description:

The Browse extension is designed to simulate the removal of biomass from tree cohorts by ungulate browsers, the concurrent loss of growth and/or mortality, and optionally the reciprocal feedback between the availability of browse and the population dynamics of the ungulates.

The Browse extension is designed to run with any succession extensions that carry cohort biomass attributes (e.g., Biomass Succession, PnET-Succession, Century Succession). However, the beta version is limited to running with a specialized version of Biomass Succession (vBrowse).

If you would like to be a beta tester for the Browse Disturbance extension (using the specific version of Biomass Succession), contact Brian Miranda. We will work with beta testers to identify and resolve any issues before the official release of the extension.