State Key Laboratory of Soil Erosion and Dryland Farming on the Loess
Plateau, Northwest A & F University, Yangling, Shaanxi 712100, China
Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA),
Research Institute for Sustainable Environment (RISE) and Tropical Map
Research Group, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti
Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Johor, 81310, Malaysia
Arthur P. Cracknell
School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee, Dundee, DD1 4HN, UK
In this study, we implemented the specific morphology, phenology and harvest process of oil palm in the global land surface model ORCHIDEE-MICT. The improved model generally reproduces the same leaf area index, biomass density and life cycle fruit yield as observations. This explicit representation of oil palm in a global land surface model offers a useful tool for understanding the ecological processes of oil palm growth and assessing the environmental impacts of oil palm plantations.
In this study, we implemented the specific morphology, phenology and harvest process of oil palm...