ProcessForest_SalvagedTreeLaganiere: Pre-recorded process for salvaged trees decay according to...

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Salvaged trees refer to standing trees killed by natural disturbances. This function enables to automatically build a CarbonProcessForest object that describes the decay of the salvaged trees, that are not harvested in the base case scenario, according to the decay function from Smyth et al. (2011) and the temperature-dependent decay function of the Canadian forest C budget model CBM-CFS3 (Kurz et al., 2009). It is assumed that standing trees (i.e., snags) starts decaying immediately after tree death until they fall to the ground (i.e., coarse woody debris (CWD)).


ProcessForest_SalvagedTreeLaganiere(kbs, kbd, Q10_kbs, Q10_kbd, CTR, mat, C0)



numeric. The base decay rate of standing snags at a reference temperature of 10 degrees celsius (year^-1).


numeric. The base decay rate of coarse woody debris (CWD) at a reference temperature of 10 degrees celsius (year^-1).


numeric. The temperature sensitivity decomposition for standing trees according to Kurz et al. (2009).


numeric. The temperature sensitivity of decomposition for down woody debris according to Kurz et al. (2009).


numeric. Carbon transfert rate of snags (year^-1) according to Hilger et al. (2012).


numeric. The mean annual temperature (degrees celsius).


numeric. The initial quantity of carbon stored in woody debris (kg CO2 eq/GJ). The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) default value of 113.9 kg CO2 eq/GJ can be used (IPCC, 2006).


Return a CarbonProcessForest object.


Hilger, A. B., Shaw, C. H., Metsaranta, J. M., & Kurz, W. A. (2012). Estimation of snag carbon transfer rates by ecozone and lead species for forests in Canada. Ecological Applications, 22(8), 2078–2090.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). (2006). Chapter 2: Stationary Combustion. In: IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories. Japan

Kurz, W. A., Dymond, C. C., White, T. M., Stinson, G., Shaw, C. H., Rampley, G. J., … Apps, M. J. (2009). CBM-CFS3: A model of carbon-dynamics in forestry and land-use change implementing IPCC standards. Ecological Modelling, 220(4), 480–504.

Laganière, Jérôme., David Paré, Evelyne Thiffault, and Pierre Y. Bernier. 2016. “Range and Uncertainties in Estimating Delays in Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Potential of Forest Bioenergy Sourced from Canadian Forests.” GCB Bioenergy: 1–12.

Smyth, C. E., Kurz, W. A., Trofymow, J. A., & CIDET Working Group. (2011). Including the effects of water stress on decomposition in the Carbon Budget Model of the Canadian Forest Sector CBM-CFS3. Ecological Modelling, 222(5), 1080–1091.

See Also


Other Lagarniere process: ProcessForest_ResidueDecayLaganiere, ProcessForest_StandGrowthLaganiere


p = Param_SalvagedTreeLaganiere("Prairies", "All", "medium", "AG_slow")
process = ProcessForest_SalvagedTreeLaganiere(p$kbs, p$kbd, p$Q10_kbs, p$Q10_kbd, p$CTR, 5, 113.9)

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