Formation of crown structure in Scots pine trees

  • Kourosh Kabiri University of Helsinki
  • Eero Nikinmaa
  • Pertti Hari
Keywords: Carbon balance, nitrogen allocation, SMEAR II, MicroForest, structural regularities


The ecosystem model MicroForest describes the development of trees, ground vegetation and forest soil in a Scots pine stand based on coupling carbon and nitrogen fluxes in the system. Here, we simulated the crown development in a mature Scots pine stand assuming the semi-autonomous behaviour of the branches with optimizing C and N allocation simultaneously.

Author Biography

Kourosh Kabiri, University of Helsinki
Department of Forest Sciences, PhD student
4B Growth and development of plant communities