BIOME-BGC: MODELING CARBON STORAGE AND FLUX OF PONDEROSA PINE (LAW ET AL. 2003)Entry ID: model_biome_bgc_law
Abstract: This archived model product contains the directions, executables, and procedures for running Biome-BGC, Version 4.1.2, to recreate the results of Law BE, Sun OJ, Campbell J, Van Tuyl S, Thornton PE, 2003. Changes in carbon storage and fluxes in a chronosequence of ponderosa pine. Global Change Biology, 9(4), 510-514.Law et al. 2003 excerpt: Abstract Forest development following stand-replacing ... disturbance influences a variety of ecosystem processes including carbon exchange with the atmosphere. On a series of ponderosa pine (Pinius ponderosa var. Laws.) stands ranging from 9 to > 300 years in central Oregon, USA, we used biological measurements to estimate carbon storage in vegetation and soil pools, net primary productivity (NPP) and net ecosystem productivity (NEP) to examine variation with stand age. Measurements were made in 2000 on a chronosequence of 12 ponderosa pine stands. Total ecosystem carbon storage and the fraction of ecosystem carbon in aboveground wood mass increased rapidly until 150-200 years, and did not decline in older stands. Forest inventory data on 950 ponderosa pine plots in Oregon show that the greatest proportion of plots exist in stands ~ 100 years old, indicating that a majority of stands are approaching maximum carbon storage and net carbon uptake. Our data suggests that NEP averages ~ 70 g C m-2 year-1 for ponderosa pine forests in Oregon. About 85% of the total carbon storage in biomass on the survey plots exists in stands greater than 100 years, which has implications for managing forests for carbon sequestration. To investigate variation in carbon storage and fluxes with disturbance, simulation with process models requires a dynamic parameterization for biomass allocation that depends on stand age, and should include a representation of competition between multiple plant functional types for space, water, and nutrients.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: LAW, B.E.THORNTON, P.E.
Dataset Title: BIOME-BGC: MODELING CARBON STORAGE AND FLUX OF PONDEROSA PINE (LAW ET AL. 2003)
Dataset Release Date: 2005
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/809Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=809&term2attribut...
Start Date: 2003-04-15Stop Date: 2003-04-15
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-23