Bringing worlds together - Combining Madingley and LPJmL models in an African regional case study

20 January 2017

The Madingley model is unique in its ability to mechanistically model whole terrestrial ecosystems. However, its focus has been animal ecology. Complex animal ecosystems are usually embedded and essentially build on the presence of terrestrial vegetation, nutrient and water cycling processes. Changes in the latter necessarily will have impacts on...

Madingley and questions of abstraction and scale

16 November 2016

Madingley is a global computational model. To a broad approximation, the Madingley model represents all (most) forms of life. It achieves this by using what’s called a functional-type representation. Species are aggregated in to broad categories that describe a select number of their properties, rather than everything about them. For...

All life on earth

12 October 2016

Madingley’s focus at its conception – and first appearance in the academic arena – was an effort to model ‘all life on earth’. An exciting endeavour and something any recently-graduated, aspiring PhD student would jump to be involved in. Cue my entrance three years ago. The reasonable success of Madingley’s...