1. General Model Information

Name: Q-SOIL

Acronym: Q_SOIL

Main medium: terrestrial
Main subject: biogeochemistry
Organization level: ecosystem
Type of model: ordinary differential equations
Main application:
Keywords: soil, organic matter, decomposition, year, plant debris, animal debris, soil outputs


Goran Agren

Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Research, Swedish
Phone: 18 672449
Fax : 18 673430
email: Goran.Agren@emc.slu.se



The model simulates the decomposition of soil organic matter.

II. Technical Information

II.1 Executables:

Operating System(s):

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 Q_SOIL 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 Q_SOIL in comparison to other SOM - Models:

IV. References

Bosatta, E. and Staaf, H. 1982. The control of nitrogen turnover inforest litter. Oikos 39:143-151.

Bosatta, E. and Berendse F. 1984. Energy or nutrient regulation ofdecomposition: implications for the mineralization-immobilizationresponse to perturbations. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 16:63-67.

Agren, G.I., Johnson, D.W., Kirschbaum, M. and Bosatta, E. 1995.Ecosystem physiology-Soil organic matter. In Melillo, J.M. andBreymeyer, A. (eds.) Effects of climate change on grasslands andconiferous forests, J. Wiley.

Bosatta, E. and Agren, G.I. 1995. Theoretical analyses of theinteractions between inorganic nitrogen and soil organic matter.European Journal of Soil Science 76: 109-114.

Hyvonen, R., Agren, G.I., and Andren, O. 1996. Modelling long-termcarbon and nitrogen dynamics in arable soil receiving organic matter andnitrogen amendments. Ecological Applications (in press).

Agren, G.I. and Bosatta, E. 1995. Quality: A bridge between theory andexperiment in soil organic matter studies. Oikos (submitted).

Agren, G.I., Bosatta, E. and Balesdent, J. 199X. Isotope discriminationduring decomposition of organic matter - a theoretical analysis. SoilScience Society of America Journal (submitted).

Bosatta, E. and Agren, G.I. 199X. Theoretical analyses of carbon andnutrient distribution and dynamics in soil profiles. Soil Biology andBiochemistry (submitted).

Ryan, M.G., Aber, J.D. Agren, G.I., Friend, A.D., Linder, S.,McMurtrie, R.E., Parton, W.J., Raison, R.J. and Rastetter, E.B. 199X.Comparing models of ecosystem function for temperate conifer forests.I. Model description and validation. In. Melillo, J.M. and Breymeyer, A.(eds.) Effects on climate change on grasslands and coniferous forests, J.Wiley (in press).

Ryan, M.G., Aber, J.D., Agren, G.I., Friend, A.D., McMurtrie, R.E.,Parton, W.J and Rastetter, E.B. 1992. Comparing models of ecosystemfunction for temperate conifer forests. II. Predictions. In. Melillo, J.M.and Breymeyer, A. (eds.) Effects of climate change on grasslands andconiferous forests, J. Wiley (in press).

Bosatta, E. and Agren, G.I. 1985. Theoretical analysis of decompositionof Heterogeneous substrates. Soil Biology and Biochemistry17:601-610.

Agren, G.I. and Bosatta, E. 1987. Theoretical analysis of the long termdynamics of carbon and nitrogen in soils. Ecology 68:1181-1189.

Agren, G.I. and Bosatta, E. 1988. Nitrogen saturation of terrestrialecosystems. Environmental Pollution 54:185-197.

Lekkerkerk, L., Lundkvist, H., Agren, G.I., Ekbohm, G. and Bosatta,E. 1990. Decomposition of heterogeneous substrates: An experimentalinvestigation of a hypothesis on substrate and microbial properties. SoilBiology and Biochemistry 22:161-167.

Bosatta, E. and Agren, G.I. 1991a. Dynamics of carbon and nitrogen inthe organic matter of the soil: A generic theory. The American Naturalist138:227-245.

Bosatta, E. and Agren, G.I. 1991b. Theoretical analysis of carbon andnutrient interactions in soils under energy limited conditions. Soil ScienceSociety of America Journal 55:728-733.

Bengtsson, J. and Wikstrom, F. 1993. Effects of whole-tree harvestingon the amount of soil carbon: Model results. New Zealand Journal ofForestry Science 23:380-389.

Bosatta, E. and Agren, G.I. 1994. Theoretical analysis of microbialbiomass dynamics in soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 26:143-148.

V. Further information in the World-Wide-Web

VI. Additional remarks

Last review of this document by: T. Gabele: 08. 07. 1997 -
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