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Fluxes of Carbon, Water and Energy of European Forests

Series: Ecological Studies Volume: 163

Edited By: R Valentini

270 pages, 142 figs


Hardback | Dec 2002 | #136507 | ISBN: 3540437916
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This is a synthesis of several studies on fluxes of carbon, water and energy conducted in a range of European forests encompassing different climates, soils and biomes. The volume covers methodological issues, particularly the eddy covariance technique describing its limitations and practical use. Further, major insights in ecosystem processes gained through investigations in evergreen coniferous, mediterranean and broad-leaved forests are presented. In an integrated effort, atmospheric physicists, ecologists, ecosystem modellers, and remote sensing scientists elucidate the impact of terrestrial ecosystems on the global biogeochemistry of the earth.

From the reviews: "This book makes the synthesis of a large amount of scientific research on European forest ecosystem functioning. ! Besides the central issue of this work, which is the carbon balance, its temporal and spatial variation, one will find in this book, a lot of data, parameters and fitted functions, which will be highly useful for ecophysiologists, micrometeorologists and modellers." (Annals of Forest Science, Issue 8, 2003) "The European Commission founded a consortium of European institutions. Euroflux is the first network of this kind aimed at investigating the long term biospheric exchanges of carbon, water and energy of the European forests. ! This book is the synthesis of 3 years of research. ! 'EUROFLUX' can be strongly recommended to ! forestry, ecology and biology students. The methodology of research used in 'EUROFLUX' project can be the model for planning and organization of research for young scientists." (W. Wrzesniewski, Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, Vol. 25 (4), 2003)


EUROFLUX: An Integrated Network for Studying the Long-Term Responses of Biospheric Exchanges of Carbon, Water and Energy of European Forests.- Methodology for Data Acquisition, Storage and Treatment.- Soil Respiration Methods Within EUROFLUX.- Deciduous Forests (Beech); Pine Forests (Scots and Maritime Pine); Spruce Forests (Norway and Sitka Spruce); Evergreen Mediterranean Forests: Carbon and Water Fluxes, Balances Ecological and Ecophysiological Determinants.- The Modelling Approach Within EUROFLUX: Description and Results.- A Model-Based Approach for the Estimation of Carbon Sinks in European Forests.- Factors Controlling Forest Atmosphere Exchange of Water, Energy and Carbon.- The Carbon Sink Strength of Forests in Europe: Results of the EUROFLUX Network.- Climatic Influences on Seasonal and Spatial Differences in Soil CO2 Efflux.- Conclusions

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