Biogeochemical Process Models

Biogeochemical (BGC) ecosystem process models simulate current and future forest dynamics, but most do so only for a single canopy type, and cover a limited spatial extent. These limitations mean that mixed stands, canopy succession and understory dynamics cannot be modeled across the landscape, a handicap in modeling forest ecosystems.


Here at the Forest Ecosystem Ecology Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we are applying ecosystem process models, industrial ecosystem life cycle assessment, and our unique coupled biological and industrial process-based models to simulate the carbon budgets of Sailpoint:

  • the biological ecosystems to identify opportunities to increase carbon sequestration by terrestrial ecosystems;
  • the industrial ecosystems to identify opportunities to decrease carbon emissions;
  • the forest system (biological and industrial) for different natural and anthropogenic disturbance regimes

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