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A process-based model of nitrogen cycling in forest plantations: Part II. Simulating growth and nitrogen mineralisation of Eucalyptus globulus plantations in south-western Australia

Corbeels, M.; McMurtrie, R.E.; Pepper, D.A.; O' Connell, A.M.

Ecological Modelling 187(4): 449-474

2005


ISSN/ISBN: 0304-3800
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.07.004
Accession: 004392800

We applied a new version of the G'DAY ecosystem model to short-rotation plantations of Eucalyptus globulus growing under a Mediterranean climate in south-western Australia. The new version, that includes modified submodels for biomass production, water balance, litter and soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition, and soil inorganic N balance, was parameterised and applied to three experimental eucalypt sites (Mumballup, Darkan and Northcliffe) of contrasting productivity.

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