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The reference models - Methods and material - iLand model complexity and its niche in the landscape of models

Tables 12-14 (spatial complexity)

Table 12: Landscape context – disturbances

modeldescriptionrelative complexity scoring
SORTIEnone (potentially included in later versions)1
KiWinone1
ForClimbrowsing as reduction of recruitment potential; stand level2
3-PGnone1
BiomeBGCgeneral, represented as loss from biomass pools2
LANDISwind, fire, insects; spatially explicitly; feedbacks on species - age cohorts5
EDfire; spatially explicit4
FireBGCfire; spatially explicit4
LANDIS IIwind, fire, insects; spatially explicitly; feedbacks on species - age - biomass cohorts5
PICUSbark beetles (stand level), feedback on stand structure2


Table 13: Landscape context – management

modeldescriptionrelative complexity scoring
SORTIEno management1
KiWino management1
ForClimno management1
3-PGno landscape scheduling1
BiomeBGCno landscape scheduling1
LANDISspatial and temporal flexibility in landscape scale management5
EDno management1
FireBGCno landscape scheduling1
LANDIS IIspatial and temporal flexibility in landscape scale management5
PICUSno landscape scheduling1


Table 14: Landscape context – interactions

modeldescriptionrelative complexity scoring
SORTIEdispersal (if applied above stand level)2.5
KiWinone1
ForClimno spatial interactions between patches1
3-PGno landscape level interactions1
BiomeBGCno landscape level interactions1
LANDISspatially explicit seed dispersal and disturbance processes; interactions between disturbances5
EDspatial fire spread between gaps (spatial seed dispersal possible)3.5
FireBGCspatially explicit seed dispersal, fire spread3.5
LANDIS IIspatially explicit seed dispersal and disturbance processes; interactions between disturbances5
PICUSno landscape level interactions1
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