Parameters for global ecosystem models

  title={Parameters for global ecosystem models},
  author={Leif Schulman and Kalle Ruokolainen and Hanna Tuomisto},
We agree that the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model analyses by Tianet al. of carbon fluxes of Amazonian ecosystems represent a methodological improvement compared with extrapolation from site-specific estimates, especially with regard to spatial resolution. However, the resolution of a model cannot be finer than that of the input data, and Tian et al. disregard one important group of ecosystems: peatlands. This is understandable, as the literature grossly underestimates the extent of peatlands in… CONTINUE READING