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An integrated european scientific infrastructure for global change studies on forest and agroforest ecosystems utilising face technology

Objective

A fundamental issue of the research on global change effects on the biosphere is the need of proper design of experiments at the ecosystem level. FACE technology has the merit of not altering the climate of the test area and allows research on impacts of global change to be conducted at ecosystem level, where the gained knowledge will be useful for elaborating mitigation strategies for climate change. EUROFACE will use an existing CO2 enrichment infrastructure (FACE technology) on forest tree stands. At EUROFACE an integrated research will be conducted at the trans-European level on the role of forest plantations to mitigate greenhouse gases in support of the Kyoto protocol and under conditions of climate change, with the aim of improving and making available to a larger scientific community a FACE infrastructure and to quantify-uptake and soil storage of carbon as affected by global climate change and management.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSIT DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Address
Via S. Camillo De Lellis
01100 Viterbo
Italy

Participants (9)

GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GOETTINGEN
Germany
Address
Buesgenweg 2
37077 Goettingen
INSTITUTE OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY - CZECH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Czechia
Address
8,Porici 3B
603 00 Brno
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
P. Delle Cascine, 18
50144 Firenze
UNIVERSITAIRE INSTELLING ANTWERPEN - UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
Belgium
Address
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk (Antwerpen)
UNIVERSITY OF ESSEX
United Kingdom
Address
Wivenhoe Park John Tabor Laboratories
CO4 3SQ Colchester
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Address
Bassett Crescent East
SO16 17PX Southampton
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU
Estonia
Address
Lai Street 40
51005 Tartu
UNIVERSITY OF WALES - BANGOR
United Kingdom
Address
Deiniol Road
LL57 2UW Bangor (Gwynedd)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Duivendaal 10
6700 AA Wageningen