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Geoscientific Model Development An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 4227-4255, 2016
http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/9/4227/2016/
doi:10.5194/gmd-9-4227-2016
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Model description paper
24 Nov 2016
Linking hydraulic traits to tropical forest function in a size-structured and trait-driven model (TFS v.1-Hydro)
Bradley O. Christoffersen et al.

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We developed a plant hydraulics model for tropical forests based on established plant physiological theory, and parameterized it by conducting a pantropical hydraulic trait survey. We show that a substantial amount of trait diversity can be represented in the model by a reduced set of trait dimensions. The fully parameterized model is able capture tree-level variation in water status and improves simulations of total ecosystem transpiration, showing how to incorporate hydraulic traits in models.
We developed a plant hydraulics model for tropical forests based on established plant...
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