The team is author, developer and programmer of forest growth model and software package “SIBYLA” (see the image below). The software provides a comprehensive tool for prognosis of future forest development. It includes progressive modelling concepts: empirical, process-based and structural.
The software and its underlying model have modular architecture, multi-concept approach, and multi-scale properties. The prognosis is archived in a relational database and is applicable for varied stand types and structures and different management regimes. The prognosis is climate and soil sensitive, and includes a complex disturbance model and a regeneration model. The software is user friendly, open for user calibration, supports virtual reality training and education.
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.