To estimate the future impact of "greenhouse effect" on European vegetation, both managed and natural; to investigate the interactions of the "greenhouse effect" with water stress, nutrient availability and plant competition.
- Determination of the sensitivity of plant growth to the combined effects of changes in CO2 concentrations and climate variables.
- Development of a crop-weather simulation model incorporating bith direct and indirect effects of elevated CO2 levels on grassland species.
A series of experiments will be performed at six different locations in Europe to investigate the growth and physiological response of grasses and legumes grown at ambient and elevetad CO2 concentrations.
Some of the experiments will be using open-top field chambers and two will use closed chambers.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
SY23 3EB Aberystwyth
EH26 0QB Penicuik
LL57 2UW Bangor
KT22 7SE Leatherhead