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Effects of land-use changes on sources, sinks and fluxes of carbon in European mountain areas

Objective

In support of the Kyoto Protocol, CARBOMONT aims to quantify and understand the sources, sinks and fluxes of carbon and their variability in non-forest European mountain ecosystems in different land use. CARBOMONT will be carried out in study sites along a European transect from 42-68° Northern latitude. In each study site differently managed and abandoned ecosystems will be investigated in comparative manner, focussing on carbon sequestration and flux partitioning. Interactions between the carbon and nitrogen cycle will be analysed as far as carbon flux rates and source/sink relationships are concerned. Experimental results will be incorporated into process-oriented ecosystem and landscape scale carbon balance models. These will be applied to analyse how contrasting policy scenarios, as defined by focus groups set up at each site, may alter ecosystem and landscape carbon sequestration.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

LEOPOLD-FRANZENS-UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK
Address
15,Sternwartestrasse 15
6020 Innsbruck
Austria

Participants (14)

CENTRO DI ECOLOGIA ALPINA
Italy
Address
Viote Del Monte Bondone
38040 Bosentino
FUNDACION CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS AMBIENTALES DEL MEDITERRANEO
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico, C/ Charles Darwin 14
46980 Campamento/paterna
INSTITUTE FOR ECOLOGY OF INDUSTRIAL AREAS
Poland
Address
Ul. Kossutha 6
40844 Katowice
INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY - CZECH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Czechia
Address
8,Porici 3B
603 00 Brno
INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY OF THE SLOVAK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Slovakia
Address
Stefanikova N°3
81499 Bratislava
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
13,Soelvegatan 13
22100 Lund
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Bush Estate, Midlothian
EH26 0QB Penicuik
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address
Paul Scherrer Institut
5232 Villigen
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
SZENT ISTVAN UNIVERSITY
Hungary
Address
Pater K.u.1
2103 Godollo
UNIVERSIT DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Address
Via S. Camillo De Lellis
01100 Viterbo
UNIVERSITAET BAYREUTH
Germany
Address
Universitätsstrasse 30
95440 Bayreuth
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
40B,latokartanonkaari 7
00014 Helsinki
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonia
Address
Riia Street 23
51010 Tartu