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Forest Ecosystem Analysis and Modelling

Magical green forest and sunlit wild bluebell flowers.

The team of the Faculty of Forestry is author, developer and programmer of forest model and software SIBYLA. The software is comprehensive tool for prognosis of forest development to the future. The tool includes progressive modelling concepts: empirical, process-based and structural.

The model and software has modular architecture, multi-concept approach, and multi-scale properties. The prognosis is archived in relational database and it is applicable for flexible stand types and structures and flexible management concepts. The prognosis is climate and soil sensitive and includes complex disturbance model and regeneration model. The software is user friendly, opened for user calibration, support virtual reality and education process.



FABRIKA, M., PRETZSCH, H., 2013: Forest Ecosystem Analysis and Modelling. Technical University in Zvolen, ISBN-978-80-228-2506-1, 620 s.

HLÁSNY, T., BARCZA, Z., BARKA, I., MERGANIČOVÁ, K., SEDMÁK, R., KERN, A., PAJTÍK, J., BALÁZS, B., FABRIKA, M., CHURKINA., G.: Future carbon cycle in mountain spruce forests of Central Europe: Modelling  framework and ecological inferences. Forest Ecology and Management 328 ,2014: 55–68.

SEDMÁK, R., FABRIKA, M., BAHÝĽ, J., PÔBIŠ, I., TUČEK, J., 2013: Application of simulation and optimzization tools for developing forest management plans in the Slovak natural and management conditions. In: Tuček, J., Smreček, R., Majlingová, A., Garcia-Gonzalo,J.,  (eds.): Implementation of DSS Tools into the Forestry Practice. Reviewed Conference Proceedings. Technical University in Zvolenm ISBN: 978-80-228-2510-8, s. 139-152.

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