SORTIE-NDSoftware for spatially-explicit simulation of forest dynamics
This behavior calculates chemistry components as a function of DBH. The components calculated are N, P, specific leaf area (SLA), percent acid detergent fiber, percent acid detergent cellulose, percent acid detergent lignin, percent condensed tannins, and total phenolics.
Parameters for this behavior
How it works
For each tree, the foliar dry weight is calculated as:
For each component, the amount is the tree's foliar dry weight multiplied by the parameter for that component's concentration.
The weight of each component, in metric tons, is summed for each species and saved in a grid called Foliar Chemistry. You can save these values in a detailed output file for analysis. You of course can skip any of the components by entering 0's for their concentration parameter values.
How to apply it
Apply this behavior to saplings, adults, or snags of any species. This behavior does not automatically create output. Once you have added this behavior to your run, the Detailed output grid setup window will list the Foliar Chemistry grid. You can then view the contents of this grid as a table using SORTIE's data visualization system.