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A model-data comparison of gross primary productivity: Results from the North American Carbon Program site synthesisDownload
Anderson, R., Poulter, B., Matamala, R., Lokipitiya, E., Chen, J.M., Verbeeck, H., Davis, K.J., Weng, E., Curtis, P.S., Tonitto, C., Munger, J.W., Ricciuto, D., Chen, J., Gu, L., Humphreys, E., Desai, A.R., Price, D.T., Raczka, B.M., Zhou, X., Peng, C., Torn, M., Hollinger, D.Y., Riley, W.J., Roulet, N., Black, A., Bolstad, P., Baker, I., Thornton, P., Monson, R., Jain, A., Law, B., Gough, C., Margolis, H.A., Dimitrov, D., Grant, R.F., Liu, S., McCaughey, J.H., Hilton, T.W., Sahoo, A., Dietze, M., Schaefer, K., Williams, C., Dragoni, D., Tian, H., Vargas, R., Schwalm, C.R., Richardson, A.D., Oechel, W., Kucharik, C., Barr, A., Altaf Arain, M.
Accurately simulating gross primary productivity (GPP) in terrestrial ecosystem models is critical because errors in simulated GPP propagate through the model to introduce additional errors in simulated biomass and other fluxes. We evaluated simulated, daily average GPP from 26 models against...
Afforestation and stand age affected soil respiration and net ecosystem productivity in hybrid poplar plantations in central Alberta, CanadaDownload
Afforestation and stand development can significantly affect soil respiration and net ecosystem productivity (NEP). I studied 1) the effects of afforestation on NEP by comparing cropland previously planted to barley (on a barley-barley-alfalfa-alfalfa-alfalfa rotation) and that converted to a...
Modeling the carbon balance of Amazonian rain forests: resolving ecological controls on net ecosystem productivityDownload
Abstract: There is still much uncertainty about ecological controls on the rate and direction of net CO(2) exchange by tropical rain forests, in spite of their importance to global C cycling. These controls are thought to arise from hydrologic and nutrient constraints to CO(2) fixation caused by...
Responses of wetland productivity to changes in water table depth (WTD) are controlled by complex interactions among several soil and plant processes, and hence are site-specific rather than general in nature. Hydrological controls on wetland productivity were studied by representing these...
Modelling water table depth effects on net ecosystem CO2 exchange of two contrasting forested peatlands – a tropical bog and a boreal fenDownload
Peatlands have been accumulating carbon (C) in wet soils under shallow water table (WT) over millennia. Increased frequency and intensity of droughts and artificial drainage for promoting agriculture have recently been causing peatland WT depth (WTD) drawdown. This could alter peatland C balance...
Rangelands, a natural ecosystem widespread in Canada, are an important source of land for animal production. Around 26 million ha of rangelands are utilized for beef production and in Alberta, this ecosystem accounts for 6.6 million ha which provides up to 50% of total forage for livestock. To...