Simulation Notes Europe, Volume 30(2), June 2020

MATLAB-based Modelling and Simulation of Forest Development

Simulation Notes Europe SNE 30(2), 2020, 77-84
DOI: 10.11128/sne.30.stn.10517


The present study addresses modelling and effective MATLAB simulation of forest of growth of a forest. The modeling of the forest growth was conducted using certain assumptions on growth. Besides the simulation the aim of the study was to simulate as many individual trees as possible with the limited processing power of a common notebook. The developed simulation algorithm calculates many individual objects – trees - with the main goal to receive a fast and efficient program. This was achieved via the ideas from cellular automata.