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A stand-alone tree demography and landscape structure module for Earth system models

Haverd, Vanessa, Smith, Benjamin, Cook, Garry D., Briggs, Peter R., Nieradzik, Lars, Roxburgh, Stephen H., Liedloff, Adam C., Meyer, Carl P. and Canadell, Josep G. (2013). A stand-alone tree demography and landscape structure module for Earth system models. Geophysical Research Letters,40(19):5234-5239.

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Title A stand-alone tree demography and landscape structure module for Earth system models
Author Haverd, Vanessa
Smith, Benjamin
Cook, Garry D.
Briggs, Peter R.
Nieradzik, Lars
Roxburgh, Stephen H.
Liedloff, Adam C.
Meyer, Carl P.
Canadell, Josep G.
Journal Name Geophysical Research Letters
Publication Date 2013
Volume Number 40
Issue Number 19
ISSN 0094-8276   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-84885007404
Start Page 5234
End Page 5239
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication United States of America
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract We propose and demonstrate a new approach for the simulation of woody ecosystem stand dynamics, demography, and disturbance-mediated heterogeneity suitable for continental to global applications and designed for coupling to the terrestrial ecosystem component of any earth system model. The approach is encoded in a model called Populations-Order-Physiology (POP). We demonstrate the behavior and performance of POP coupled to the Community Atmosphere Biosphere Land Exchange model (CABLE) applied along the Northern Australian Tropical Transect, featuring gradients in rainfall and fire disturbance. The model is able to simultaneously reproduce observation-based estimates of key functional and structural variables along the transect, namely gross primary production, tree foliage projective cover, basal area, and maximum tree height. Prospects for the use of POP to address current vegetation dynamic deficiencies in earth system modeling are discussed.
Keywords Tree demography
Vegetation dynamics
System model
Northern Australian Tropical Transect
DOI 10.1002/grl.50972   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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