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Confronting Ecosystem Models with Experiments: Data Assimilation

Overview Using a technique called data-assimilation, we can inform existing ecosystem models with measurements from field experiments.¬†In combination with meta-analysis, this approach becomes a powerful statistical tool to improve our predictions of ecosystem responses to global change. We recently used data-assimilation to study the effect of warming and CO2¬†enrichment on […]

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Overview Over the past several decades, scientists have conducted hundreds of experiments investigating responses of ecosystems to global environmental change. Ecoss synthesizes many of these responses using a statistical technique called meta-analysis. This approach considers all the measurements together and quantifies the overall response, testing whether responses vary among ecosystems, […]