Models

ACONITE

(Analyzing of CarbON Nitrogen Interactions in Terrestrial Ecosystems)

ACONITE is a simple model of ecosystem C-N cycling and interactions that builds on theory related to plant economics in order to predict key ecosystem properties (leaf area index, leaf C:N, N fixation, and plant C use efficiency).  ACONITE is designed to be used in a data-assimilation framework.

Please contact us for more information about the model and model code.  A github site for the model is pending.

Publications:

Thomas, R. Q. and Williams, M.: A model using marginal efficiency of investment to analyze carbon and nitrogen interactions in terrestrial ecosystems (ACONITE Version 1), Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 2015-2037, doi:10.5194/gmd-7-2015-2014, 2014.