Sensitivity of carbon sequestration and biomass production to the predicted climate change, Climatic variability and weather extremes: comparative analyses on desert and Boreal forest ecosystems - EXTREME.

Research summary

The EXTREME project will be analysing and comparing the sensitivity of ecosystem functioning in desert shrubs or steppes and managed boreal forest ecosystems to the foreseen climate change, climatic variability and weather extremes, with implications for carbon sequestration and biomass production of ecosystems. The project will carry out both experimental and model-based analyses at various temporal and spatial scales. The project is expected to generate new knowledge of how carbon sequestration and biomass production of the most sensitive ecosystems response to climate change scenarios.

Description

The EXTREME research project analyzes and compares the susceptibility of coal and biomass production to the semi-arid shrub / aro ecosystem and the boreal forest ecosystem to climate change, climate change and the occurrence of extreme weather events. The research is based on both the analysis of experimental data and model calculations in different time spans. The project brings new information on how the carbon sequestration and biomass production of these most global ecosystems on these global scale react to changing conditions. Such knowledge and know-how are vital in reducing the adverse impacts of climate change on such sensitive ecosystems and in adapting to climate change.

OUTPUT:
Biophysical control on ecosystem CO2 exchange over a semiarid shrubland in Northwest China (https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-4679-2014)

Research info

Research title
Sensitivity of carbon sequestration and biomass production to the predicted climate change, Climatic variability and weather extremes: comparative analyses on desert and Boreal forest ecosystems - EXTREME.

Research timeline
1.1.2013 - 1.8.2016

Keywords
climate change Desert and Boreal Forest Ecosystem Forest Ecosystem Forest Ecosystem Services

Region
Asia

Countries
China, Finland

Institution
University of Eastern Finland
Forest Sciences
Joensuu

Funding instrument
Business Finland, Academy of Finland

Head of research
Peltola Heli

Research team
Peltola Heli, Kellomäki Seppo, Tianshan Zha

Partners
University of Eastern Finland, Finland, Beijing Forestry University, China.

Contact information
Peltola Heli
+358294453514
heli.peltola@uef.fi

Record last updated
17.12.2018