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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
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Volume 14, issue 20
Biogeosciences, 14, 4733–4753, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4733-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Biogeosciences, 14, 4733–4753, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4733-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 25 Oct 2017

Research article | 25 Oct 2017

An assessment of geographical distribution of different plant functional types over North America simulated using the CLASS–CTEM modelling framework

Rudra K. Shrestha et al.
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Computer models of vegetation provide a tool to assess how future changes in climate may the affect geographical distribution of vegetation. However, such models must first be assessed for their ability to reproduce the present-day geographical distribution of vegetation. Here, we assess the ability of one such dynamic vegetation model. We find that while the model is broadly successful in reproducing the geographical distribution of trees and grasses in North America some limitations remain.
Computer models of vegetation provide a tool to assess how future changes in climate may the...
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