TreeMig - ever heard of it? TreeMig is a forest landscape model developed and used at WSL. It simulates how different tree species develop and spread across Switzerland (and beyond) under the influence of climate, dispersal capabilities and intra- and inter species competition. These aspects make TreeMig a prime candidate to model several important aspects of forest stands such as basal area, leaf area index or stem numbers under the influence of climate change, from the stand to the country scale. It can be complemented by scenarios of disturbances, land use, management or also invasive species.
Have you always wanted to know what's behind it, how it works and what applications are possible with it? Thanks to the new R-Package with integrated graphical user interface (GUI), in this workshop you too - whether you are an experienced forest modeller, forest scientist or simply curious - can experiment with TreeMig and discuss potential applications for your own projects.
The workshop consists of 2 parts:
Introduction of TreeMig and its applications
Introduction of the new R-Package and GUI
First simple, practical exercise with TreeMig
Further practical exercises with the GUI and R scripts
Integrating own input data
Extending the wrapper with own models in R, e.g. for management or disturbances
Discussion of further applications and collaborations
We recommend attendance for the entire workshop. However, it is also possible to attend only the morning or, if you have basic knowledge of TreeMig, only the afternoon.
How to get to the WSL Bus stop "Leuen" Bus 350 direction "Berikon-Widen, Bahnhof" or bus 220 direction "Bonstetten-Wettswil, Bahnhof" to "Birmensdorf Sternen / WSL". Duration: 2 min. by bus or 11 min. on foot
How to get to the WSL Bus stop "Zurich, Schiffbau" Bus 72 direction "Zürich, Triemli", change to bus 350 direction "Berikon-Widen, Bahnhof" or bus 220 direction "Bonstetten-Wettswil, Bahnhof" to "Birmensdorf Sternen / WSL". Duration: 21 min by bus
How to get to the WSL Bus stop "Oberdorf" (approx. 4 minutes on foot) Bus 215 direction "Zürich Wiedikon" to "Waldegg/Birmensdorferstrasse", change roadside, Bus 350 direction "Berikon-Widen" to "Birmensdorf Sternen /WSL". Duration: 25 min by bus