LPJ-GUESS is a computer model that simulates the structural, compositional and biogeochemical responses of land vegetation and ecosystems to climatic variations and trends.

LPJ-GUESS Education is a learning aid intended for use on intermediate to advanced university courses in the environmental sciences. It allows users to apply LPJ-GUESS to any location on the vegetated land area of the Earth, to simulate effects of climate changes. It incorporates a full research version of the LPJ-GUESS ecosystem model, but is not intended for research use.

Information for researchers interested in using LPJ-GUESS for research purposes is available here.

Download and installation

LPJ-GUESS Education Version 3.0 (Build 2014-09-17) for Windows may be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

The software should install and run successfully on fairly modern computers running recent versions of Windows such as Windows XP, 7, 8 and Vista. Performance will be best on computers with a fast, multi-core processor and ample RAM memory.

After saving the installer package LPJGE.msi at a temporary location on your computer (such as the desktop), double click on it and follow the installation instructions.

Documentation is available in the User's Guide which may be accessed following installation from the Help menu of the LPJ-GUESS Windows Shell. The User's Guide is also available online.

Legacy downloads

In the event that you experience technical problems with the current release version, you may try a legacy version:

Copyright and conditions

Copyright (2014) by Ben Smith and co-authors. More credits in User's Guide.

The software may be freely used and redistributed in unmodified form for non-commercial purposes.