Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Model description paper
22 Sep 2020
Model description paper |  | 22 Sep 2020

Stoichiometrically coupled carbon and nitrogen cycling in the MIcrobial-MIneral Carbon Stabilization model version 1.0 (MIMICS-CN v1.0)

Emily Kyker-Snowman, William R. Wieder, Serita D. Frey, and A. Stuart Grandy


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AR by Emily Kyker-Snowman on behalf of the Authors (01 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jun 2020) by Christian Folberth
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Jul 2020) by Christian Folberth
Short summary
Microbes drive carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) transformations in soil, and soil models have started to include explicit microbial physiology and functioning to try to reduce uncertainty in soil–climate feedbacks. Here, we add N cycling to a microbially explicit soil C model and reproduce C and N dynamics in soil during litter decomposition across a range of sites. We discuss model-generated hypotheses about soil C and N cycling and highlight the need for landscape-scale model evaluation data.