Elsa defended her PhD thesis entitled “Rôle joué par le potassium dans la réponse au déficit hydrique du maïs (Zea mays L.) : des mécanismes physiologiques au fonctionnement intégré du peuplement”. Her findings show a strong effect of K on wheat grain production
A new paper, led by Elise Potier and Benjamin Loubet, shows that leaf infusion solutions destroy ozone faster the older the leaves are. Read more here. This experimental study corroborates nicely our previous modelling work that suggested that during dew or rainy periods, high ozone
On Monday 11th July, Dr Koen Hufkens from Harvard University will visit the lab and present a seminar in the afternoon titled Vegetation phenology: from the arctic to the tropics. His presentation will be in english and take place in the Salle
Natalia comes from the University of Valladolid where she graduated in Technical Forest Engineering. She is now preparing a Master in Forest Engineering. She joined the EcoFun team for her Master thesis on the adaptation of forest tree species to
Two EcoFun members have participated in a study forecasting large-scale, drought-induced tree mortality in the southwestern US. The study is now published in Nature Climate Change. See figure below or here or there for more details. The study has been covered by
The European phenology camera network has now an interactive website. Check it out here! And congratulations to all the people who made this happen: Lisa, Christophe, Tovo, Mark, Callum, Steve, Edoardo, Gianluca, Mirco, Tim and Jerome…. and of course all
Noelia defended her thesis “Effects of ontogeny and water stress on stomatal regulation on different plant functional types”. Her findings highlight that carbon uptake per unit of water spent is lower on younger leaves on evergreen species with “expensive” long-lived
The EcoFun team will be well represented at the next AGU meeting held in San Francisco, California (13-18 Dec 2015), with a total of four poster, four oral presentations and two primary speakers. Check out the schedule!
A new discussion paper on modelling soil OCS transport and fluxes is currently under review in Biogeosciences discussion. This paper presents a steady-state model of soil OCS deposition rates and test it against previously-published datasets. See here and post your comments!
Lisa’s paper presenting the European phenology camera network has been accepted for publication in Biogeosciences. See here. Congratulations!