Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 18, 2027–2045, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2027-2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 2027–2045, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-2027-2021

Research article 22 Mar 2021

Research article | 22 Mar 2021

Understanding the effect of fire on vegetation composition and gross primary production in a semi-arid shrubland ecosystem using the Ecosystem Demography (EDv2.2) model

Karun Pandit et al.

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ED: Publish as is (27 Jan 2021) by Kirsten Thonicke
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A dynamic global vegetation model, Ecosystem Demography (EDv2.2), is used to understand spatiotemporal dynamics of a semi-arid shrub ecosystem under alternative fire regimes. Multi-decadal point simulations suggest shrub dominance for a non-fire scenario and a contrasting phase of shrub and C3 grass growth for a fire scenario. Regional gross primary productivity (GPP) simulations indicate moderate agreement with MODIS GPP and a GPP reduction in fire-affected areas before showing some recovery.
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