Hi all,
I posted a month ago a question on a forest growth model, to know the amount of biomass in my forest under a new disturbance (fire) rate, which has been solved in a very helpful way ! I have a new question about it, so here is quickly the summary of the problem:
In the forest growth model, the growth of any tree or patch of forest is:
dW/dt = a.(W^0.5) - b.W
And, after some time t, the total amount of biomass in my forest is:
W(t) = Q.[1-exp(-Kt)]^2
with Q = (a/b)^0.5 and K=b/2
Now I include fires in my forest (with the assumption of trees burning independently, even if unlikely), so that my equation is:
dW/dt = a.(W^0.5) - b.W - .W
being the probability of a fire in one timestep.
I wanted to know the final asymptotic biomass value (Wfinal) that my forest would reach. SpringFan25 solved it:
Thanks again for that ! I would need some more insights on a similar question... I tried to get it done on my own but I'm quite limited on maths.
So, let's say I plant a brand new forest with that probability p of having a fire (with the assumption that it can burn the first year, no need for fuel accumulation). I would need to know at what time t_mature my forest will reach say 95% of the new asymptotic value (t_mature will depend on K and I guess).
Many thanks !
Yannick
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