Potential Net Primary Productivity in South America: Application of a Global Model.

  title={Potential Net Primary Productivity in South America: Application of a Global Model.},
  author={James W. Raich and Edward B. Rastetter and Jerry M. Melillo and David W Kicklighter and Paul A. Steudler and Bruce J. Peterson and Annette L. Grace and Berrien Moore and C. Vorosmarty},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={1 4},
We use a mechanistically based ecosystem simulation model to describe and analyze the spatial and temporal patterns of terrestrial net primary productivity (NPP) in South America. The Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM) is designed to predict major carbon and nitrogen fluxes and pool sizes in terrestrial ecosystems at continental to global scales. Information from intensively studies field sites is used in combination with continental-scale information on climate, soils, and vegetation to… Expand
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