Frontiers Model Description
The Frontiers model is a simple model of the C, N, and P cycles in a
Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) forest. The model is described in
detail in Rastetter, 2011. The model equations are available as
supplemental material on the Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment web
Download the model
The Frontiers model is written in Borland Delphi 2007. The model
executable provided has been tested under Windows 2000 and XP. It should run
under Windows Vista and Windows 7 without modification. However, its
stability under all conditions cannot be guaranteed. The user
assumes all risk for its use.
The Frontiers model download is a zipped file. Place the file in
an empty directory and uncompress it. Included in the download are the
windows executable, sample parameter and driver files, and instructions
for running the model.
Downloading and using the software requires that:
· The Principal Investigator of
the model be sent a copy of reports or manuscripts based on the model
prior to submission and be adequately cited in any resultant
· A copy of any resultant publications
should be sent to:
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Rastetter, E. B. 2011. Modeling Coupled Biogeochemical Cycles. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9:68-73.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation
under grant DEB 0716067 (OPUS). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or
recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and
do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
Updated: February 7, 2011 BK