Vegetation is the largest living element in the Earth’s biosphere and is essential for upholding biodiversity. The response of the world’s vegetation to changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide plays a major role in predictions of global warming.
EEP research on evolutionary vegetation modeling and management is carried out in cooperation with IIASA’s Ecosystem Services and Management (ESM) and Advanced Systems Analysis (ASA) Programs:
Figure 1. An evolutionary vegetation model was developed to examine the role of deep roots for upholding plant diversity (click on image to enlarge).
 Kaiser C, Franklin O, Dieckmann U & Richter A (2014). Microbial community dynamics alleviate stoichiometric constraints during litter decay. Ecology Letters 17:680–690.
 Koranda M, Kaiser C, Fuchslueger L, Kitzler B, Sessitsch A, Zechmeister-Boltenstern S & Richter A (2014). Fungal and bacterial utilization of organic substrates depends on substrate complexity and N availability. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 87:142–152.
 Lindh M, Zhang L, Falster D, Franklin O & Brännström Å (2014). Plant diversity and drought: The role of deep roots. Ecological Modelling 290:85–93.
 Falster D, Brännström Å, Westoby M & Dieckmann U. Multi-trait eco-evolutionary dynamics explain niche diversity and evolved neutrality in forests, in revision.
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Principal Research Scholar Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems Research Group - Advancing Systems Analysis Program
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Eco-evolutionary Vegetation Modeling and Management
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