- Roberts, Daniel T.
University of Maine Graduate School
As the size, complexity, and expense of forest systems continues to escalate, the need for accurate planning techniques is intensified. Distance simulation has been shown to be a powerful and practical technique for use in planning forest operations. However, discrete simulation has not been found universal acceptance in forest management. This is partially due to a lack of general understanding amongst foresters about what discrete simulation is, and of the computer software used in constructing discrete simulation models.