Articles | Volume 18, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 18, 4473–4490, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 4473–4490, 2021

Research article 30 Jul 2021

Research article | 30 Jul 2021

Capturing functional strategies and compositional dynamics in vegetation demographic models

Polly C. Buotte et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Excellent and important modeling paper', Alexey Shiklomanov, 23 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Polly Buotte, 26 May 2021
  • RC2: 'Well done, interesting, important study', Anonymous Referee #2, 16 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Polly Buotte, 26 May 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Jun 2021) by Kirsten Thonicke
AR by Polly Buotte on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Jun 2021) by Kirsten Thonicke
Short summary
We present an approach for ensuring the definitions of plant types in dynamic vegetation models are connected to the underlying ecological processes controlling community composition. Our approach can be applied regionally or globally. Robust resolution of community composition will allow us to use these models to address important questions related to future climate and management effects on plant community composition, structure, carbon storage, and feedbacks within the Earth system.
Final-revised paper