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Carbon-nitrogen interactions in forest ecosystems

Objective

CNTER is and interdisciplinary collaborative project where data from several hundred study and monitoring sites, and results from long-term nitrogen addition and labelling experiments will be used to gain new insights in carbon(C) and nitrogen (N) interactions in forest soils, especially the effect of N deposition on the soil C sink. Using the European data as well as several regional datasets, the project will identify and validate key parameters and empirical relationships (indicators and transfer functions) relevant to C and N that signify changes in forest ecosystem functioning or environmental impacts. The resembling of long-term N addition experiments will from validation of the identified empirical relationships. Data and process insights will be used to improve and validate dynamic models for prediction in time and space. The major ecosystem impacts we shall consider are
(1) changes in forest soil carbon storage, and
(2) changes in nitrate concentrations in forest waters.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Address
Horsholm Kongevej 11
2970 Hoersholm
Denmark

Participants (10)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF NORWAY
Norway
Address
Taarnbygningen
1432 Aas
ALTERRA B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 3A
6700 AA Wageningen
FINNISH ENVIRONMENTAL INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Kesaekatu 6
00251 Helsinki
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Soelvegatan 37
223 62 Lund
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Orton Building, Deiniol Road
LL57 2UP Bangor (Gwynedd)
NORWEGIAN FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Hoegskoleveien, 12
1432 Aas
Open University
United Kingdom
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY
United States
Address
Mbl Street 7
02543 Wood Hole, Ma
UNIVERSITAET BAYREUTH
Germany
Address
Dr. Hans Frisch Strasse 1/3
95448 Bayreuth
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Kruislaan 318
1098 SM Amsterdam