Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1243–1261, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-1243-2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1243–1261, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-1243-2016

Model description paper 01 Apr 2016

Model description paper | 01 Apr 2016

Implementation of a Marauding Insect Module (MIM, version 1.0) in the Integrated BIosphere Simulator (IBIS, version 2.6b4) dynamic vegetation–land surface model

Jean-Sébastien Landry et al.

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Short summary
Insect-induced plant damage affects the land-atmosphere exchanges of carbon, energy, and water. We developed a module to quantify such effects in process-based models suitable for climate studies. The module can simulate damage from broadleaf defoliators, needleleaf defoliators, and bark beetles. When coupled to an existing terrestrial vegetation model, the module produced reasonable results for vegetation dynamics and land-atmosphere exchanges, from daily to centennial timescales.