sIMfLOR Plataform

sIMfLOR is a platform that integrates several simulators developed for the main portuguese forests species. The platform aims to encourage users from research fields, managers and owners to make use of the forest growth and yield models in user-friendly way. Different stand and regional level simulators have been integrated in a common environment as well as other tools developed by ForChange group.

sIMfLOR has been developed under teh scope of the projects:

  • EFORWOODTools for Sustainability Impact Assessment of the Forestry-Wood Chain (FP6-2004-518128-2);
  • MOTIVEModels for Adaptive Forest Management (FP7-ENV-2008-1-226544);
  • AFORE - Forest biorefineries: Added-value from chemicals and polymers by new integrated separation, fractionation and upgrading Technologies (CP-IP 228589-2);
  • SIMWOODSustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood – Regional forest governance dialogues fostering conscious forest ownership and sustainable wood mobilisation in Europe (EU FP7-KBBE-2013.1.2-07);
  • StarTree Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products: a challenge and opportunity (FP7-ENV-2012-311919);
  • AgforwardAGroFORestry that Will Advance Rural Development (FP7-KBBE-2013-7-613520).

Within sIMfLOR sikulators are grouped under stand level simulators and wide range simulators (StandsSIM) which cover simulations from stand to regional level.

Use the menus on the left hand side of the page to find more about the simulators and tools available in sIMfLOR.

You can freely download sIMfLOR platfrom under the menu Downloads after you register.


Faias SP, Palma JHN, Barreiro S, Paulo JA, Tomé M, 2012. Resource communication. sIMfLOR – platform for the Portuguese forest simulators. Forest Systems 21(3): 543 – 548.


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