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Understanding the mechanisms behind tree responses to drought-induced stress with increasing tree size

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 844028

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    16 December 2019

  • End date

    15 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 245 732,16

  • EU contribution

    € 245 732,16

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES

Spain

Project description

English EN

The role of height in a tree’s response to drought

Trees adjust to drought conditions by reducing leaf transpiration and, in turn, sap flow, preventing extensive water loss and embolism. Tall trees are more sensitive to drought stress; however, the mechanisms behind this higher vulnerability are not yet fully understood. The DISTRESS project aims at looking at Darcy’s law of fluid flow to determine tree height’s influence on short- and long-term responses to drought. Through the analysis of different traits in tropical trees and sap flow data from 159 species from different biomes, DISTRESS will lead to a better understanding of tree vulnerability to drought and contribute to better simulations of the effect of climate change on forest ecosystems.

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Coordinator

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES

Address

Universitat Autonoma De Barcelona Edifici C
08193 Bellaterra

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 245 732,16

Partners (1)

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE NON PROFIT CORPORATION

United States

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 844028

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    16 December 2019

  • End date

    15 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 245 732,16

  • EU contribution

    € 245 732,16

Coordinated by:

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION ECOLOGICA Y APLICACIONES FORESTALES

Spain