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European stress physiology and climate experiment : Project 1 - Wheat

Objective

To evaluate growth and yield responses of spring wheat to
increasing concentrations of CO2 and changes in the physical
climate and other environmental stresses, e.g. tropospheric
O3, for subsequent improvement and validation of wheat growth
simulation models.


Based on existing networks in which plant-environment responses
have been studied in open-top chambers (OTC's), CO2 effects on
spring wheat growth and yield are investigated by means of OTC's
at different sites located in eight European countries, thus
covering a broad range of European climatic conditions. Part of
the experiments comprise studies of joint effects of CO2 and
O3 and interactions of CO2 with other stresses, e.g.
increased temperatures, different nutrient and/or water supply.

With respect to modelling requirements during the experiments
climatic/microclimatic conditions (e.g. temperatures, solar
radiation, humidity), crop development (e.g. emergence, leaf
development, tillering, anthesis) and a variety of plant
physiological processes and state variables (e.g. photosynthesis,
stomatal responses, water use, growth and yield) will be recorded
and analysed.

Experimental data will serve for modelling objectives, which will
be addressed mainly by two groups. Different process-based
models of wheat growth and development will be compared and
developed, focussing on SUCROS (developed in the Netherlands) and
AFRC-wheat (developed in the UK).

Call for proposal

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Coordinator

JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITY OF GIESSEN
Address
Heinrich-buff-ring 38
35392 Giessen
Germany
 

Participants (12)

Bundesforschungsanstalt für Landwirtschaft
Germany
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
 
Centre Départemental d'Etudes et de Recherches sur l'Environnement
France
Address

64150 Lagor
 
GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
22B,carl Skottsbergs Gata 22B
413 19 Goeteborg
 
Instituut voor Scheikundig Onderzoek
Belgium
Address
17/1,Leuvense Steenweg
3080 Tervuren
 
Landbouwuniversiteit Wageningen
Netherlands
Address
47,Bornsesteeg 47
6708 PD Wageningen
 
National Environmental Research Institute - Ministry of Environment and Energy
Denmark
Address
399,Frederiksborgvej 399
4000 Roskilde
 
ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
West Common
AL5 2JQ Harpenden, Herts
 
SWEDISH ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE LTD-IVL SVENSKA MILJOININSTITUTET AB
Sweden
Address
43,Valhallavagen 81
11427 Stockholm
 
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREINAFTER TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
 
Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority
Ireland
Address
19,Oak Park
Carlow
 
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Long Ashton Research Station
BS41 9AF Bristol
 
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
Address
Sutton Bonington
LE12 5RD Loughborough