Biome-BGC Ecosystem Modeling


Project description


The goal of BioVeL - Biome-BGC ecosystem modelling is the estimation of behaviour of terrestrial ecological systems (forests, grasslands, agricultural areas) as accurately as possible.

Primarily carbon flux and water balance can be modelled with real and estimated input data. Decades or centuries are simulated in the past or projected into the future just in few minutes. Study of reactions of ecological systems for changing environmental conditions is possible with the help of these calculations. The estimation of value and geographical pattern of ecosystem service indicators - which are known to be measured problematically - is made available with our software.

This project paves the way to a better understanding of the interactions between vegetation, human land use and climate change.

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