It is an introduction to dynamic modelling of forest growth based on ecological theory but aiming for practical applications for forest management under environmental change. It is largely based on the work and research findings of the authors, but it also covers a wide range of literature relevant to process-based forest modelling in general.
The chapters advance from basic concepts and formulations towards more formal theories and methods, with examples of parameter estimation, model testing, and practical application. Exercises with solutions and hands-on R-code are provided throughout the chapters. The book should be useful for both forest ecologists who want to become modellers, and for mathematically oriented students who want to learn about forest ecology.
The book is available at springer.com.