iLand is a model of forest ecosystem dynamics, simulating the processes growth, mortality and regeneration on watershed to landscape scale. Individual tree competition for resources and environmental influences on forest processes are explicitly modeled by iLand. The model is designed to investigate effects of climatic changes on forest ecosystem dynamics with particular focus on natural disturbances. It aims at harnessing these capacities for questions of sustainable forest management under changing environmental conditions.
The iLand modeling software is a software tool to simulating individual trees at landscape level. It is based on open source technologies and written in C++ using the Qt toolkit. Special development goals are performance, a rich GUI and extended scripting facilities.
The following table provides means for navigation to often used content.
|project file||main configuration file for simulated landscapes (XML format)|
|species parameter||description of species specific parameters in iLand|
|tree variables and resource unit variables||reference of accessible tree/resource unit variables (via scripting and expressions)|
|outputs and debug outputs||description of iLand outputs|
|initialization||setting up iLand landscapes|
|iLand Software||the components of the iLand, most notably iLand viewer and iLand console|