The Biome-BGC Projects Database & Management System 3.0

The main aims of this Biome-BGC Projects Database & Management System homepage are

  • to support users to manage various Biome-BGC ecosystem modelling investigations embedded in Taverna on BioVeL Portal
  • to support developments of ecosystem modelling web services and workflows under BioVel project (; related scientific workflows can be found at myExperiment site.
  • to support developments of enhenced new Biome-BGC model versions; the latest implemented model here is the Biome-BGCMuSo version 4 (Hidy, Barcza et al. 2016 - see: the official website of the model).

. . . but the very new version 5 (with a lot of exciting developments) was released as a stand alone executable (see: the official website of the model).

Registered users are authorized to upload files and retrieve information from the Biome-BGC Projects Database. For registration inquiries please contact Ferenc HORVÁTH (horvath.ferenc [at], Zoltán BARCZA (bzoli [at] or Dóra ITTZÉS (dorakra [at]

Ferenc Horváth*, Zoltán Barcza**, Dóra Ittzés*, Péter Ittzés* (2011-2014)
*Institute of Ecology and Botany, MTA Centre for Ecological Research
**Department of Meteorology, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

The Biome-BGC Projects Database & Management System (BBGCDB) was constructed within the frame of the BioVeL project (Biodiversity Virtual e-Laboratory Project, FP7-Infrastructures-2011-2, project number 283359). Model developments were supported by BioVeL also, by GHGEurope (Greenhouse gas management in European land use systems, FP7-ENVIRONMENT, EU contract number 244122), by the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA K104816), and by the CarpathCC project (ENV.D.1/FRA/2011/0006). The earlier Biome-BGC version 4.1.1 was provided by the Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group (NTSG) at the University of Montana. NTSG assumes no responsibility for the proper use of Biome-BGC by others. Biome-BGC v4.1.1 MPI version was kindly provided by Galina Churkina (the MPI version contains model code modifications documented in Trusilova et al. 2009 MPI-BGC Technical Report 16).

Testing of different versions of the model was performed in the desktop grid test environment of the MTA SZTAKI PERL within a partnership agreement. EDGeS@home desktop grid volunteer computing services was provided between 2011-2015 by the IDGF, but this service was moved to SZDG - MTA SZTAKI Desktop Grid in 2016.

The research was funded by the Széchenyi 2020 programme, the European Regional Development Fund and the Hungarian Government (GINOP-2.3.2-15-2016-00028).