As part of the PalEON Project, I have been involved with a multi-model inter- comparison project of simulated ecosystem dynamics for the past millennium. This work is part of a multi-disciplinary project that brings together ecosystem modelers, field ecologists, paleo-ecologists, and statisticians with to forecasts of ecosystem response to global change by understanding how ecosystems have responded to climate variability and anthropogenic influences in the past. I am currently analyzing output from over 10 terrestrial ecosystem models to investigate how ecological resilience is represented models as well as the role of scale in understanding drivers of ecosystem change .
- Rollinson, CR, Y Liu, A Raiho, DJP Moore, J McLachlan, D Bishop, A Dye, JH Matthes, A Hessl, T Hickler, N Pederson, B Poulter, T Quaife, K Schaefer, J Steinkamp, MC Dietze. Emergent climate and CO2 sensitivities of net primary productivity in ecosystem models do not agree with empirical data in temperate forests of eastern North America. Global Change Biology: in press.