Development and application

The Biome-BGC model (Thornton, 1998) in the version 4.1.1 (Thornton et al., 2002) was extended by work at BOKU with emphasis mainly on:

It was used in studies regarding:

  • growth response to environmental impacts (Hasenauer et al., 1999)
  • influence of thinning on ecosystem fluxes (Petritsch et al., 2004)
  • effect of different harvesting regimes (Merganicová et al., 2005)
  • analysis of coppice forests with standards (Pietsch & Hasenauer, 2007)