This software is in the public domain and is the intellectual property of the acknowledged individuals (see acknowledgement). The recipient may not assert any proprietary rights thereto nor represent it to anyone as other than a program of the University of Missouri-Columbia. LANDIS is provided without warranty of any kind. The user assumes all responsibility for the accuracy and suitability of this program for his/her application. In no event will the authors or the University be liable for any damages, including lost profits, lost savings, or other incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of or the inability to use this program.
LANDIS 6.0 is a computer program that simulates forest landscape change over large spatial (103 - 107 ha) and temporal (101-103 years) scales. The new improvement includes flexible simulation time step from 1 to 10 years. The improvement allows LANDIS 6.0 to simulate much finer temporal scale (e.g., 1 yr) on all LANDIS modules (fire, wind, harvest, fuel, BDA) than previous versions including LANDIS 5.0. LANDIS 6.0 is a new generation program based on LANDIS 4.0 (He et al. 2005) and LANDIS 5.0. It keeps all components and functions of LANDIS 5.0.
The current version (LANDIS 6.0) has gone through considerable testing. However, it is highly likely that users will discover bugs that arise under conditions that we did not test (please report all bugs to Dr. Hong S. He, firstname.lastname@example.org). We anticipate correcting bugs periodically within the same revision with higher decimal version numbers. Substantial changes to the software, primarily associated with the addition of new features (e.g., new modules), will be released as a new version number (e.g., LANDIS PRO 1.0). Again, all changes associated with each release will be documented in the release notes.
University of Missouri-Columbia 2008