Articles | Volume 8, issue 11
Development and technical paper
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05 Nov 2015
Development and technical paper | Highlight paper |  | 05 Nov 2015

Modelling Mediterranean agro-ecosystems by including agricultural trees in the LPJmL model

M. Fader, W. von Bloh, S. Shi, A. Bondeau, and W. Cramer

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This study presents the inclusion of 10 Mediterranean agricultural plants in an agro-ecosystem model (LPJmL): nut trees, date palms, citrus trees, orchards, olive trees, grapes, cotton, potatoes, vegetables and fodder grasses. The model was successfully tested in three model outputs: agricultural yields, irrigation requirements and soil carbon density. With this development presented, LPJmL is now able to simulate in good detail and mechanistically the functioning of Mediterranean agriculture.