Digital forest simulator predicts effects of climate on real forests
from The Daily Evergreen
Two Washington State mathematicians are growing realistic forests down to the branches, leaves and roots of individual trees — cyber forests, that is. Nikolay Strigul, assistant professor of mathematics and statistics at WSU Vancouver, and his collaborator Jean Lienard, a mathematics postdoctoral researcher, created the simulation. The pair call the computer model LES from the Russian word for forest, as Strigul grew up in Russia and came to the United States in 2001.
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