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Effects of simulated daily precipitation patterns on annual plant populations depend on life stage and climatic region

Martin Köchy

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Research Group Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation, University of Potsdam, Am Neuen Palais 10, 14469 Potsdam, Germany

BMC Ecology 2008, 8:4  doi:10.1186/1472-6785-8-4

Published: 27 March 2008

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Standard parameters used in the soil module. Standard parameters used in the soil module for all simulations.

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Standard parameters used in the seed bank module. Standard parameters used in the seed bank module for all simulations.

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Standard parameters used in the plant module. Standard parameters used in the plant module for all simulations.

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Absolute changes of variables. Alternative view of data shown in Fig. 2 based on relative changes of mean annual precipitation.

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Precipitation distribution at climate stations. Precipitation distribution at climate stations close to the field sites.

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Model source code. The archive contains directories with the source code in the c++ language distributed over several text files. The archive also includes a sample input file for running the model in batch mode.

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Validation. The file describes how the soil, seed bank, and plant modules of the model were validated. The file contains text and three figures.

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Sensitivity analyses. The file describes the method and results of testing the sensitivity of runoff, soil moisture, and peak shoot mass to changes in parameters. The file contains text and two figures.

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