A generalized approach to the use of matrix growth models.

T. P. Harrison, B. R. Michie

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Matrix models provide one of many alternatives to growth and yield monitoring. An attractive aspect of the matrix approach is the ease with which a model may be developed once the appropriate data are collected, but a serious drawback is the inflexibility of matrix models for making growth projections over intervals that are not integer multiples of the remeasurement period. A matrix factorization approach is presented that overcomes this restriction. The key element is the solution of a nonlinear program designed to find an approximation of the original growth matrix.-Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)850-856
Number of pages7
JournalForest Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Ecology
  • Ecological Modeling


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