Issue No.04 - July/August (2007 vol.9)
Jed O. Kaplan , Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow, and Landscape Research
Howard E. Epstein , University of Virginia
Qin Yu , University of Virginia
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCSE.2007.84
The Arctic is a sensitive system undergoing dramatic changes related to recent warming trends. Vegetation dynamics—increases in the quantity of green vegetation and a northward migration of trees into the arctic tundra—are a component of this change. Although field studies over long time periods can be logistically problematic, simulation modeling provides a means for projecting changes in arctic and subarctic vegetation caused by environmental variations.
Arctic, biogeography, boreal forest, climate change, forest migration, shrub encroachment, subarctic, tundra, vegetation dynamics models
Jed O. Kaplan, Howard E. Epstein, Qin Yu, "Simulating Future Changes in Arctic and Subarctic Vegetation", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.9, no. 4, pp. 12-23, July/August 2007, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2007.84