Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Research article
18 Jan 2016
Research article |  | 18 Jan 2016

Multiple soil nutrient competition between plants, microbes, and mineral surfaces: model development, parameterization, and example applications in several tropical forests

Q. Zhu, W. J. Riley, J. Tang, and C. D. Koven

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Here we develop, calibrate, and test a nutrient competition model that accounts for multiple soil nutrients interacting with multiple biotic and abiotic consumers based on enzyme kinetics theory. Our model provides an ecologically consistent representation of nutrient competition appropriate for land biogeochemical models integrated in Earth system models.
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