1. General Model Information


Acronym: PHOENIX

Main medium: terrestrial+
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: not specified
Main application:
Keywords: ecosystem model, carbon, nitrogen transfer, decomposition, mineralization, soil organic matter dynamics, plant model


H.W. Hunt

M.J. Trlica, E.F. Redente
Department of Range Science, Colorado State University,
Fort Collins, CO 80523, U.S.A.

D.E. Walter
SPP Unit, Horticultural Research Laboratory,
USDA Agricultural Research Service,
2120 Camden Road, Orlando, FL 32803, U.S.A.

D.A. Klein
Departments of Microbiology and Environmental Health, Colorado State University,
Fort Collins, CO 80523, U.S.A.



The PHOENIX model (McGill et al., 1981) made fundamental improvements in the coordinated treatment of carbon and nitrogen transfers, decomposition, mineralization, and soil organic matter dynamics, but omitted fauna and included a relatively simple plant model.

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III. Mathematical Information

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IV. References

Hunt, H.W.; Trlica, M.J.; Redente, E.F.; Moore, J.C.; Detling, J.K.; Kittel, T.G.F.; Walter, D.E.; Fowler, M.C.; Klein, D.A.; Elliott, E.T.; 1991: Simulation model for the effects of climate change on temperate grassland ecosystems. Ecological Modelling (53), P. 205-246.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

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