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Terrestrial ecosystem modeling with IBIS: Progress and future vision

January 24, 2022

Dynamic Global Vegetation Models (DGVM) are powerful tools for studying complicated ecosystem processes and global changes. This review article synthesizes the developments and applications of the Integrated Biosphere Simulator (IBIS), a DGVM, over the past two decades. IBIS has been used to evaluate carbon, nitrogen, and water cycling in terrestrial ecosystems, vegetation changes, land-atmosphere interactions, land-aquatic system integration, and climate change impacts. Here we summarize model development work since IBIS v2.5, covering hydrology (evapotranspiration, groundwater, lateral routing), vegetation dynamics (plant functional type, land cover change), plant physiology (phenology, photosynthesis, carbon allocation, growth), biogeochemistry (soil carbon and nitrogen processes, greenhouse gas emissions), impacts of natural disturbances (drought, insect damage, fire) and human induced land use changes, and computational improvements. We also summarize IBIS model applications around the world in evaluating ecosystem productivity, carbon and water budgets, water use efficiency, natural disturbance effects, and impacts of climate change and land use change on the carbon cycle. Based on this review, visions of future cross-scale, cross-landscape and cross-system model development and applications are discussed.

Publication Year 2022
Title Terrestrial ecosystem modeling with IBIS: Progress and future vision
DOI 10.5814/j.issn.1674-764x.2022.01.001
Authors Jinxun Liu, Xuehe Lu, Qiuan Zhu, Wenping Yuan, Quanzhi Yuan, Zhen Zhang, Qingxi Guo, Carol Deering
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Resources and Ecology
Index ID 70228233
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center; Western Geographic Science Center