Individual-based modeling of soil organic matter in NetLogo: transparent, user-friendly, and open
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Soil organic matter dynamics are essential for terrestrial ecosystem functions as they affect biogeochemical cycles and, thus, the provision of plant nutrients or the release of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. Most of the involved processes are driven by microorganisms. To investigate and understand these processes, individual-based models allow analyzing complex microbial systems' behavior based on rules and conditions for individual entities within these systems, taking into account local interactions and individual variations.
CitationBanitz, T., Gras, A., Ginovart, M. Individual-based modeling of soil organic matter in NetLogo: transparent, user-friendly, and open. "Environmental modelling & software", 2015, vol. 71, p. 39-45.