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Modeling carbon turnover in five terrestrial ecosystems in the boreal zone using multiple criteria of acceptance
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering, Environmental Geochemistry and Ecotechnology.
2006 (English)In: Ambio, ISSN 0044-7447, Vol. 35, no 8, 448-458 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Estimates of carbon fluxes and turnover in ecosystems are key elements in the understanding of climate change and in predicting the accumulation of trace elements in the biosphere. In this paper we present estimates of carbon fluxes and turnover times for five terrestrial ecosystems using a modeling approach. Multiple criteria of acceptance were used to parameterize the model, thus incorporating large amounts of multi-faceted empirical data in the simulations in a standardized manner. Mean turnover times of carbon were found to be rather similar between systems with a few exceptions, even though the size of both the pools and the fluxes varied substantially. Depending on the route of the carbon through the ecosystem, turnover times varied from less than one year to more than one hundred, which may be of importance when considering trace element transport and retention. The parameterization method was useful both in the estimation of unknown parameters, and to identify variability in carbon turnover in the selected ecosystems.

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2006. Vol. 35, no 8, 448-458 p.
Keyword [en]
nutrient availability, biomass production, functional-groups, simulation-model, forest, nitrogen, soil, balance, water, land
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16257ISI: 000243606600004OAI: diva2:334299
QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-05 Created: 2010-08-05 Last updated: 2012-02-07Bibliographically approved

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