MAKUMBELO EL’SHIE Crispin1,2*, LUKOKI LUYEYE Felicien2, BELESI KATULA Honore2, LUNGIAMBUDILA MAMONA Oscar2

LIFOSA-17 model: analysis tool of forest dynamic

The study of the dynamics of an ecological system is best done with a model. The difficulties experienced in the application of existing models, in our context, push to propose another simpler and more appropriate. The LIFOSA-17 model is based on the habitats of the forest- savannah edge (LIFOSA) of Central Africa: forest, ecotone close to the forest, ecotone close to the savannah and savannah and on the natural regeneration processes of the forest in the herbaceous formation: conquest, presence of pre-existing ones, growth of young plants and human action It makes it possible to represent, understand and predict the future of this eco- complex system. By mastering the processes of the dynamics of ecological systems, it describes the evolution of degraded habitats towards the more complex ones and reveals the engines of natural forest regeneration by identifying the forces that apply to them. It was designed from the synthesis of existing knowledge in a systemic-analytical study of forest dynamics. The objective of this study is to provide research with a model of analysis and interpretation, in a very short time, of the processes of the dynamics of ecological systems in the tropical region. Téléchargé l'article