Elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) effects on vegetation: repairing the disconnect between experiments and models [ 2010 - 2012 ]

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Researchers Dr BE Medlyn; Dr MR Leishman; Prof S Linder; Dr RJ Norby; Prof R Oren

Brief description Ecosystem models are important tools used in a variety of applications, including predicting how vegetation uptake of carbon affects global climate, estimating carbon sequestration by natural and planted forests and determining water yield of catchments. Although there has been a massive investment in experiments to determine plant response to elevated carbon dioxide [CO2], ecosystem models do not incorporate this body of data as well as they could. This project will use innovative methods to bridge the gap between experimental data and ecosystem models, resulting in significantly improved information for managers of Australia's natural resources into the future.

Funding Amount $335,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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