Articles | Volume 21, issue 6
Research article
19 Mar 2024
Research article |  | 19 Mar 2024

Modelled forest ecosystem carbon–nitrogen dynamics with integrated mycorrhizal processes under elevated CO2

Melanie A. Thurner, Silvia Caldararu, Jan Engel, Anja Rammig, and Sönke Zaehle

Model code and software

Releases of the QUINCY terrestrial ecosystem model, release 05 (registration required) Melanie A. Thurner et al.

Short summary
Due to their crucial role in terrestrial ecosystems, we implemented mycorrhizal fungi into the QUINCY terrestrial biosphere model. Fungi interact with mineral and organic soil to support plant N uptake and, thus, plant growth. Our results suggest that the effect of mycorrhizal interactions on simulated ecosystem dynamics is minor under constant environmental conditions but necessary to reproduce and understand observed patterns under changing conditions, such as rising atmospheric CO2.
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