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A new paper by Rifat Ahmed providing “A First Assessment of the 2018 European Drought Impact on Ecosystem Evapotranspiration” was published in Remote Sensing. In this paper, we quantify how severe the combined drought and heat event in 2018 affected evapotranspiration fluxes in European ecosystems.
Another great success! The Swiss National Science Foundation granted Nina Buchmann (Grasland Science group at ETH Zurich) and us the research project "Unravel the changing contributions of abiotic and biotic drivers of ecosystem gas exchange under weather extremes" (EcoDrive). In the next years, we aim to unravel how weather extremes affect the carbon and water exchange of terrestrial ecosystems.
A new paper on “Ecosystem transpiration and evaporation: Insights from three water flux partitioning methods across FLUXNET sites” in Global Change Biology with contributions by Eugenie Paul-Limoges. In this paper, we compare three recently developed methods to partition eddy covariance evapotranspiration at FLUXNET sites.
We warmly welcome Luc Sierro as new specialized MSc student in our group. In his work, Luc will evaluate possibilities to integrate satellite based sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence measurements in global transpiration modelling. An exciting project and we are all looking forward to interesting discussions and outcomes!
This is a great success! The Swiss National Science Foundation granted Alex Damm the research project "Combining Combining Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Mechanistic Modelling for Advanced Assessments of Ecosystem Photosynthesis (FLUO4ECO). In the next four years, we will develop and implement new ideas to advance research of ecosystem photosynthesis and gas exchange including carbon dioxide assimilation and water transpiration.
Eugenie Paul-Limoges contributes to a special issue on the impact of the 2018 drought and heatwave. The special issue on the impacts of the 2018 drought and heatwave is finally out in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B https://royalsocietypublishing.org/toc/rstb/2020/375/1810. Particularly check out these two papers: Gharun et al. on “Physiological response of Swiss ecosystems to 2018 drought across plant types and elevation” and Graf et al. on “Altered energy partitioning across terrestrial ecosystems in the European drought year 2018”
A paper by Gilberto Pastorello et al. with contributions by Eugenie Paul-Limoges on The FLUXNET2015 dataset and the ONEFlux processing pipeline
for eddy covariance data has been published in Nature Scientific data.
RSWS, the Reserach Centre Jülich and Czech Globe joint forces to map various ecosystems in Switzerland and Germany using the HyPlant fluorescence spectrometer. Resulting data will facilitate our research on ecosystem water relations in the context of climate extremes and biodiversity.
We warmly welcome Liv Fritsche as new MSc student in our group. Liv will spend the next months to investigate how Earth observation approaches can be help detecting tree damages induced by droughts and bark beetle infestation. For this study, we cooperate with the Wildnispark-Sihlwald and Liv is co-supervised by Alex Damm, Joan Sturm and Ronald Schmidt.
A paper by Bernhard Schuldt with contributions from Alexander Damm providing A first assessment of the impact of the extreme 2018 summer drought on Central European forests has been published in Basic and Applied Ecology.
Alex Damm participated in the first World Biodiversity Forum in Davos. A great event with stimulating discussions how RSWS approaches can contribute assessing biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning.
The joint proposal HyperStrata by Daniel Odermatt,Alexander Damm, and Camille Minaudo was selected by NASA. This is a great chance to contribute to the Science and Applications Team of NASA's upcoming PACE mission. Congratulations!
A paper by Alexander Damm on Remote sensing of forest gas exchange: Considerations derived from a tomographic perspective has been published in Global Change Biology.
A paper by Eugenie Paul-Limoges et al. with contributions by Alexander Damm on Partitioning evapotranspiration with concurrent eddy covariance measurements in a mixed forest has been published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.