From LEAF to Terrestrial Biosphere Model: Integrating multi-scale observations of highly diverse tropical ecosystems for global scale simulations Universiteit Gent
The representation of terrestrial ecosystems is a key source of uncertainty in future projections of the coupled carbon cycle/
climatic system. Current Terrestrial Biosphere Models (TBMs) represent the worldwide vegetation by a dozen of rigid Plant
Functional Types (PFT), with empirical mechanisms calibrated on discrete observations. As a result, TBMs represent highly
diverse ecosystems such as tropical forests with only one ...