Environmental Modeling & Assessment

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 43–53 | Cite as

Modeling biogeochemistry and forest management practices for assessing GHGs mitigation strategies in forested wetlands

  • Jianbo Cui
  • Changsheng Li
  • Carl Trettin


Despite the importance of forested wetland in the global carbon cycle, no widely applicable ecosystem model exists for this ecosystem. This study reports the linkage between Wetland-DNDC and MIKE SHE for carbon dynamics and GHGs mitigation strategies analyses in forested wetland. Wetland-DNDC was modified by parameterizing forest management practices and refining anaerobic biogeochemical processes. Mortality due to senescence was estimated as a function of tree age or as a function of the relative biomass. We used a harvesting damage mortality coefficient as a linear function of time with three parameters: Initial mortality, Duration of the damage and Intensity of the initial harvesting. The model was validated against experimental data obtained from the GNF site near Florida. As a preliminary application, we simulated the effect of water table position and forest management practices on GHGs emissions and carbon dynamics to test the capabilities of the models for simulating seasonal and long-term carbon budget in forested wetland.


forest wetland greenhouse gases emission C–N modeling mitigation strategies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and SpaceUniversity of New HampshireDurhamUSA
  2. 2.USDAForest Service, Center for Forested Wetlands ResearchCharlestonUSA

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