There’s no such thing as “The Tropical Rainforest”: regional and continent-specific parameterization of tropical forests in a global vegetation model

01 January 2016 → 31 October 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Bioinformatics and computational biology not elsewhere classified
    • Community ecology
    • Global ecology
    • Terrestrial ecology
    • Ecology not elsewhere classified
    • Plant ecology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental engineering modelling
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology not elsewhere classified
    • Bio-informatics
    • Modelling and simulation
    • Scientific computing not elsewhere classified
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Forestry management and modelling
    • Forestry sciences not elsewhere classified
carbon cycle climate change vegetation model tropical forest
Project description

Tropical forests are expected to have regional and continent-specific climate change responses and feedbacks. However, current climate models and predictions do not account for this. Therefore this project will develop the first regional and continent specific parameterization of the global vegetation model ORCHIDEE-CAN for tropical forests.