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Forest belowground carbon transport: From rhizosphere fluxes to physiological drivers

Project description

New method to uncover belowground carbon flows

To facilitate predictions of carbon storage in changing climates and forests, scientists are looking at the trees. Tree carbon allocation dynamics are important, not only for tree eco-physiology, but also for global biogeochemistry. Despite extensive research in tree aboveground carbon fluxes, little is known about what is happening belowground. The EU-funded RHIZOCARBON project will investigate belowground carbon flow. It will study root respiration and growth and exudation. Computational models will be applied to identify the evolutionary requirements for the development of belowground carbon transfer. To trace belowground carbon transport, the project will apply a new methodology of continuous in vivo combined measurement of 13CO2 carbon allocation and flux rate.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/mycology/ethnomycology
  • /social sciences/social and economic geography/transport
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geochemistry/biogeochemistry

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Israel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 500 000

Beneficiaries (1)

WEIZMANN INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 1 500 000
Address
Herzl Street 234
7610001 Rehovot
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments