Changsheng Li (University of New Hampshire)


Model category CSM
Plant part Shoot
Scale Field, Global
Licence open_source
Operating system Windows
Programming language No-language-identified
Format of model inputs and outputs Text files
Species studied Perenial-and-annual-plants
Execution environment NA

Scientific article

First 20 years of DNDC (DeNitrification DeComposition): Model evolution
Sarah L.Gilhespy,Steven Anthony,Laura Cardenas,David Chadwick,Agustin del Prado,Changsheng Li,Thomas Misselbrook,Robert M. Rees,William Salas,Alberto Sanz-Cobena,Pete Smith,Emma L. Tilston,Cairistiona F. E. Topp,Sylvia Vetter,Jagadeesh B. Yeluripati
Ecological Modelling, 2014 View paper

Model description

DNDC (i.e., DeNitrification-DeComposition) is a computer simulation model of carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry in agro-ecosystems. The model can be used for predicting crop growth, soil temperature and moisture regimes, soil carbon dynamics, nitrogen leaching, and emissions of trace gases including nitrous oxide (N2O), nitric oxide (NO), dinitrogen (N2), ammonia (NH3), methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2). The DNDC model can assess the soil matter turnover, which can indirectly indicate the state of degradation. It is a point-scale model and can be extrapolated to large spatial extents using remote sensing and GIS approaches.

Some case studies

Some studies using DNDC can be found here: http://www.dndc.sr.unh.edu/papers/papers.html