Terrestrial models and global change: challenges for the future

George C. Hurtt, Paul R. Moorcroft, Stephen Wilson Pacala, Simon Asher Levin

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A wide variety of models have illustrated the potential importance of terrestrial biological feedbacks on climate and climate change; yet our ability to make precise predictions is severely limited, due to a high degree of uncertainty. In this paper, after briefly reviewing current models, we present challenges for new terrestrial models and introduce a simple mechanistic approach that may complement existing approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-590
Number of pages10
JournalGlobal Change Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jun 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • General Environmental Science


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