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Interdisciplinary applications of global terrestrial carbon cycle models

Date: February 21, 2014
Presenter(s): Ben Poulter
Description:

Terrestrial carbon cycle models, or dynamic global vegetation models (DGVMs), have long been used to estimate biogeochemical and biophysical feedbacks to climate. At their core, DGVMs represent vegetation and landscape dynamics using process-based representations of photosynthesis, carbon allocation, stand dynamics, fire etc... Given the detailed level of ecological information, DGVMs can be applied to a wide range of environmental problems beyond the carbon cycle, including studies of species migration, hydrology, fire, grazing, land management, for example. I will present an overview of the principles of DGVM models, recent applications and why landscape-scale applications can provide a novel perspective to advance our understanding of the earth system at both local and global scales.

Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fire & Climate, Carbon Sequestration
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 13772
Record updated: Jul 31, 2018