The results of first version validation (Chertov & Komarov, 1997 - IBFRA!) with various
initial stand densities on different soils show quite realistic picture of tree growth,
stands self-thinning and soil changes. The convergence of leaves/needles mass has been
observed at various initial stand densities.
The application of EFIMOD for qualitative evaluation of climate change effects (increasing and decreasing of temperature) shows quite different reactions of pine, spruce and birch ecosystems in relation to productivity, leave mass and soil organic matter pool. There is a shift of period of first intensive self-thinning in young stands. The strong oscillation of leaves/needles mass has been observed too.
Source of Abstract: http://syseco.pgu.serpukhov.su/ecomod/EFIMOD/EFIMOD.html (link no longer valid)
EFIMOD Vers.1.4 homepage Nov. 1997
see also: http://www.efi.fi/projects/dynamic_modelling_in_boreal_ecosystems/objective.html
Accepted for publication:
Chertov O.G., Komarov A.S. 1997. Forest soils and ecosystem pollution in North-West Russia: facts and simulation. Proc. of the NATO Advanced Workshop on Atmospheric Deposition and Forest Management in Europe. Cluver Publ. 8 p.
Chertov O.G., Komarov A.S. 1997. Individual-based tree/soil model of North European forest ecosystems. Materials to XI World Forestry Congress, Antalia, Turkey. 6 p.
Chertov O.G., Komarov A.S., Tsiplianovsky A.M.Trees' nitrogen response and ecosystem dynamics: a modelling approach using EFIMOD 1.3. Ecological Modelling.
Chertov O.G. Estimation of soil organic matter pool in forests of St.-Petersburg region, Russia. In Harmon M., Krankina O., Eds. Comparison of Carbon Pools and Sequestration in Forests of US Pacific and Russian Northwest. Oxford Acad. Press. 17 p.
Chertov O.G., Komarov A.S. A system of models for an investigation of carbon dynamics in European boreal forest ecosystems. Ibid. 20 p.
Chertov, O.G. Komarov, A.S., Tsiplianovsky, A.M. A combined simulation model of Scots pine, Norway spruce and Silver birch ecosystems in European boreal zone. Forest Ecology and Management 29 pp.
Chertov, O., Kellomäki, S., Komarov, A., Karjalainen, T., Väisänen, H. 1997. Dynamics of organic matter in boreal soils: comparison of two models for soil organic matter. 20 p.