Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Exploring complementarities between modelling approaches that enable upscaling from plant community functioning to ecosystem services as a way to support agroecological transition

Abstract : Promoting plant diversity through crop mixtures is a mainstay of the agroecological transition. Modelling this transition requires considering both plant-plant interactions and plants' interactions with abiotic and biotic environments. Modelling crop mixtures enables designing ways to use plant diversity to provide ecosystem services, as long as they include crop management as input. A single modelling approach is not sufficient, however, and complementarities between models may be critical to consider the multiple processes and system components involved at different and relevant spatial and temporal scales. In this article, we present different modelling solutions implemented in a variety of examples to upscale models from local interactions to ecosystem services. We highlight that modelling solutions (i.e. coupling, metamodelling, inverse or hybrid modelling) are built according to modelling objectives (e.g. understand the relative contributions of primary ecological processes to crop mixtures, quantify impacts of the environment and agricultural practices, assess the resulting ecosystem services) rather than to the scales of integration. Many outcomes of multispecies agroecosystems remain to be explored, both experimentally and through the heuristic use of modelling. Combining models to address plant diversity and predict ecosystem services at different scales remains rare but is critical to support the spatial and temporal prediction of the many systems that could be designed.
Complete list of metadata

https://hal.inrae.fr/hal-03470234
Contributor : Noémie Gaudio Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 10:31:56 AM
Last modification on : Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 3:47:39 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 6:19:40 PM

File

2021_Gaudio_insilico.pdf
Files produced by the author(s)

Licence


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Identifiers

Citation

Noémie Gaudio, Gaëtan Louarn, Romain Barillot, Clémentine Meunier, Rémi Vezy, et al.. Exploring complementarities between modelling approaches that enable upscaling from plant community functioning to ecosystem services as a way to support agroecological transition. in silico Plants, Oxford Academic, 2022, 4 (1), pp.1-13. ⟨10.1093/insilicoplants/diab037/6449487⟩. ⟨hal-03470234⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

43

Files downloads

22