Simulating the impacts of disturbances on forest carbon cycling in North America : processes, data, models, and challenges Liu, Shuguang Bond-Lamberty, Benjamin Hicke, Jeffrey A. Vargas, Rodrigo Zhao, Shuqing Chen, Jing Edburg, Steven L. Hu, Yueming Liu, Jinxun McGuire, A. David Xiao, Jingfeng Keane, Robert Yuan, Wenping Tang, Jianwu Luo, Yiqi Potter, Christopher Oeding, Jennifer 2011-12-13T15:09:32Z 2014-10-22T08:57:25Z 2011-11-08
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dc.description.abstract Forest disturbances greatly alter the carbon cycle at various spatial and temporal scales. It is critical to understand disturbance regimes and their impacts to better quantify regional and global carbon dynamics. This review of the status and major challenges in representing the impacts of disturbances in modeling the carbon dynamics across North America revealed some major advances and challenges. First, significant advances have been made in representation, scaling, and characterization of disturbances that should be included in regional modeling efforts. Second, there is a need to develop effective and comprehensive process-based procedures and algorithms to quantify the immediate and long-term impacts of disturbances on ecosystem succession, soils, microclimate, and cycles of carbon, water, and nutrients. Third, our capability to simulate the occurrences and severity of disturbances is very limited. Fourth, scaling issues have rarely been addressed in continental scale model applications. It is not fully understood which finer scale processes and properties need to be scaled to coarser spatial and temporal scales. Fifth, there are inadequate databases on disturbances at the continental scale to support the quantification of their effects on the carbon balance in North America. Finally, procedures are needed to quantify the uncertainty of model inputs, model parameters, and model structures, and thus to estimate their impacts on overall model uncertainty. Working together, the scientific community interested in disturbance and its impacts can identify the most uncertain issues surrounding the role of disturbance in the North American carbon budget and develop working hypotheses to reduce the uncertainty. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Liu’s work is supported by USGS Geographic Analysis and Monitoring Program, Climate Change R&D Program, and Climate Effects Network Program. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Journal of Geophysical Research 116 (2011): G00K08 en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1029/2010JG001585
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dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en_US
dc.subject Carbon en_US
dc.subject Disturbances en_US
dc.subject Forest en_US
dc.subject Modeling en_US
dc.title Simulating the impacts of disturbances on forest carbon cycling in North America : processes, data, models, and challenges en_US
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