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A roadmap to ecological data-model integration

Scientific Article

Article: Beyond ecosystem modeling: a roadmap to community cyberinfrastructure for ecological data‐model integration

Authors: Fer, Istem et al.

Publication: Global Change Biology

Year: 2020

Integrating different measurement efforts and observations into ecosystem models is a bottleneck for fully exploiting the available data. This study takes a look at the information infrastructure that connects ecosystem modelling and measurements, and proposes a roadmap to reduce the divisions between empirical research and modelling. The authors conclude that the use of accessible, scalable, and transparent research tools which utilize the expertise of the whole scientific community, is a key to data-model integration. Based on this, Carbon Action is developing a verification system for soil carbon sequestration.

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