Tammsalen, Ecology Centre, Uppsala

Lunch seminar: A general framework for predicting and understanding soil organic matter dynamics

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Welcome to the lunch seminar with Carlos A. Sierra from the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry.

In this presentation, I will introduce an effort to generalize models of SOM dynamics with the aim to extract common concepts and principles among models. I will also introduce a set of metrics to assess system-level properties among models.These metrics include: SOM age, transit time, and entropy. SOM age is proposed as a meaningful metric to assess persistence of carbon and nutrients, and SOM transit time as a metric to assess time-scales of carbon sequestration in soils.

SOM entropy is introduced as a metric to assess complexity of models, and as a tool for parsimonious model selection. Overall, these metrics contribute to system-level understanding of the SOM system.


Time: 2020-02-12 11:30 - 13:00
City: Uppsala
Location: Tammsalen, Ecology Centre
Organiser: Research School FoSW
Additional info:

Free lunch will be served for those that register. Send an email to Louis Mielke (louis.mielke@slu.se) before February 5th. Include info on any dietary restrictions.

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