A strategy for the regional analysis of the effects of physical and chemical climate change on biogeochemical cycles in northeastern (U.S.) forests

John D. Aber, Charles Driscoll, C. Anthony Federer, Richard Lathrop, Gary Lovett, Jerry M. Melillo, Paul Steudler, James Vogelmann

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Abstract

A method is presented for extrapolating the results of site-level ecosystem studies to regional scales. Simple, data-intensive models of ecosystem function are combined with regional data planes describing physical and chemical climate to yield regional predictions. The importance of validating regional predictions with rigorous regional measurements is stressed. Examples of available models and validation data sets are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-47
Number of pages11
JournalEcological Modelling
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1993

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  • Ecological Modeling

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