publication . Article . 2011

Reply: “Use of BIOME-BGC to simulate Mediterranean forest carbon stocks”

Chiesi M; Chirici G; Barbati A; Salvati R; Maselli F;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2011 Journal: iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry (issn: 1971-7458, eissn: 1971-7458, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF)
The current note responds to the critical contribution of Dr. Eastaugh on Chiesi et al. (Chiesi et al. 2011). That paper did not aim at applying BIOME-BGC to simulate stand growth, which requires a thorough modification of the model functions. In contrast, only a parameter setting was changed in order to adjust the predicted carbon storages during the simulation of quasi-equilibrium conditions. The adjustment was calibrated on volume statistics derived from the Tuscany forest inventory and is suitable for regional scale applications.
free text keywords: Mediterranean forest, BIOME-BGC, Forest volume, Current annual increment, Forestry, SD1-669.5
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