Review of tools for growth forecasting and productivity assessment in forestry in Ireland.

  • Andrew McCullagh School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Dublin 4.
  • Maarten Nieuwenhuis School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Dublin 4.
Keywords: Forecasting, growth, yield, productivity, model.

Abstract

A review is undertaken of the forecasting and productivity assessment tools used and approaches adopted in Irish forestry from the latter half of the last century up until today. Descriptions are provided for the methods and the technological or mathematical endeavours utilised alongside the necessities that led to their inception. Forecasting in Ireland has relied heavily on the Forestry Commission yield tables, though a variety of methods have been developed in order to better represent the growing conditions of Irish forests. The challenges of sustainable forest management has led to reappraisals of alternative silvicultural systems, development of which have been hampered by the difficulty in obtaining good quality data.
Published
2015-11-01
How to Cite
McCullagh, A., & Nieuwenhuis, M. (2015). Review of tools for growth forecasting and productivity assessment in forestry in Ireland. Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/10296
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