1. General Model Information


Acronym: GENDEC

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry, hydrology
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: compartment model, ordinary differential equations
Main application:
Keywords: soil, decomposition, plant debris, animal debris, organic matter, labile, holocellulose,lignins


Daryl Moorhead

address: Ecology Program, Dept. Biological Sciences. Texas Tech. Univ., Lubbock, Tx
phone: 806 742 1158
fax: 806 742 2963


Moorhead, D.L. & Reynolds, J.F.


The model simulates the decomposition of soil organic matter.

II. Technical Information

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s): DOS 3, Macintosh Operating System, Stella

II.2 Source-code:

Programming Language(s):

II.3 Manuals:

II.4 Data:

III. Mathematical Information

III.1 Mathematics

III.2 Quantities

III.2.1 Input

View Input data requirements of GENDEC in comparison to other Soil Organic Matter models:
These seven tables can be downloaded in Postscript Format

III.2.2 Output

View output data of GENDEC in comparison to other SOM - Models:

IV. References

Moorhead, D.L. & Reynolds, J.F. (1991) A general model of litterdecomposition in the northern Chihuualuan Desrt. Ecol. Model. 56:197-219.

Moorhead, D.L. & Reynolds, J.F. (1993) ) Changing carbon chemistry ofburied croesote bush litter during decomposition in the NorthernChihuahuan Desert. Am. Midl. Nat. 130: 83-89.

Moorhead, D.L. & Reynolds, J.F. (1993) ) Effects of climate change ondecomposition in Arctic Tussock Tundra: A modeling synthesis. Arc. Alp.Res. 25: 403-412.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

GCTE SOMNET Soil Organic Matter Network Database

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: T. Gabele: 23. 05. 1997 -
Status of the document:
last modified by Tobias Gabele Wed Aug 21 21:44:43 CEST 2002

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