Articles | Volume 18, issue 6
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, Hamid Dashti, Andrew T. Hudak, Nancy F. Glenn, Alejandro N. Flores, and Douglas J. Shinneman


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 May 2020) by Kirsten Thonicke
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (09 Oct 2020)  Author's response
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (09 Nov 2020) by Kirsten Thonicke
AR by Karun Pandit on behalf of the Authors (05 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Jan 2021) by Kirsten Thonicke
Short summary
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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