Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Model description paper
07 Sep 2020
Model description paper |  | 07 Sep 2020

Robust Ecosystem Demography (RED version 1.0): a parsimonious approach to modelling vegetation dynamics in Earth system models

Arthur P. K. Argles, Jonathan R. Moore, Chris Huntingford, Andrew J. Wiltshire, Anna B. Harper, Chris D. Jones, and Peter M. Cox


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AR by Arthur Argles on behalf of the Authors (22 Apr 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (27 Jun 2020)
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AR by Arthur Argles on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Jul 2020) by Carlos Sierra
Short summary
The Robust Ecosystem Demography (RED) model simulates cohorts of vegetation through mass classes. RED establishes a framework for representing demographic changes through competition, growth, and mortality across the size distribution of a forest. The steady state of the model can be solved analytically, enabling initialization. When driven by mean growth rates from a land-surface model, RED is able to fit the observed global vegetation map, giving a map of implicit mortality rates.