David M. Forsyth, Deborah J. Wilson, Tomás A. Easdale, Georges Kuntsler, Charles D. Canham, Wendy A. Ruscoe, Elaine F. Wright, Lora Murphy, Andrew M. Gormley, Aurora Gaxiola, and David A. Coomes. 2015. Century-scale effects of invasive deer and rodents on the dynamics of forests growing on soils of contrasting fertility. Ecological Monographs 85:156–179. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-0389.1


SORTIE/NZ alluvial and marine terrace forest model parameter files used in our simulations.
Ecological Archives M085-008-S1.


File list (downloads)


David M. Forsyth
Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research
Department of Environment and Primary Industries
123 Brown Street, Heidelberg
Victoria 3084, Australia
E-mail: dave.forsyth@depi.vic.gov.au

Deborah J. Wilson
Landcare Research
Private Bag 1930
Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
E-mail: wilsond@landcareresearch.co.nz

Tomás A. Easdale
Landcare Research
PO Box 69040
Lincoln 7640, New Zealand
E-mail: easdalet@landcareresearch.co.nz

Georges Kunstler
UR Ecosystèmes Montagnards
2 Rue de la Papeterie
BP 76 F-38402
St-Martin-d'Hères, France
E-mail: georges.kunstler@cemagref.fr

Charles D. Canham
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Box AB, Millbrook
New York 12545, USA

Wendy A. Ruscoe
Institute for Applied Ecology
University of Canberra
ACT 2601, Australia

Elaine F. Wright
Department of Conservation
Private Bag 4715
Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

Lora Murphy
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Box AB, Millbrook
New York 12545, USA

Andrew M. Gormley
Landcare Research
PO Box 69040
Lincoln 7640, New Zealand

Aurora Gaxiola
Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad
Casilla 653
Santiago, Chile

David A. Coomes
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB2 3EA, UK

File list

alluvial_deer_rodents.xml (MD5: fec73f5cbe1cf1fbd587dc29cf9c42fd)

alluvial_nodeer_rodents.xml (MD5: 0435338fc8998aca9b9322bfea345533)

alluvial_deer_norodents.xml (MD5: d8bff34169c559dede221511169a3798)

alluvial_nodeer_norodents.xml (MD5: d3b24db3871cf4ade0e94b6c3c25bb3b)

marine_deer_rodents.xml (MD5: 8f5df79facd3ed25085b47afa33080de)

marine_nodeer_rodents.xml (MD5: 56108f6e203abab9e508e0d635ae6fd6)

marine_deer_norodents.xml (MD5: 6ce70e3af822e742c2a66331bf6997a7)

marine_nodeer_norodents.xml (MD5: 08a7c7506efbc9ab8c8e70d7786742dd)


The eight parameter files used in our simulations. The parameter files must be used with SORTIE-ND Version 6.11 or greater, which is available for download from http://www.sortie-nd.org/. The source code, programmer's guides, user guides, and documentation of all sub-models are all available online (http://www.sortie-nd.org/). Each of the four parameter files for the alluvial or marine terrace forest has the same tree map for the alluvial or marine terrace forest associated with it.

You must have Java Runtime Environment installed.
Once SORTE is installed you need to go 'File - Open File' and browse to the parameter file you want to load. Once this is done you need to go 'Edit Parameters' and then check the 'All' box at the bottom, this will allow you to browse all of the parameters.

If you want to run the simulation then you need to 'Edit - Output Options' and change both the summary and output file destinations (and possibly their names) to a local folder.