ForExD

ForExD

Forest Vulnerability to compound extremes and disturbances in a changing climate

September 01, 2022

Overview

Mega-droughts, massive wildfires and widespread tree mortality reported in the last decade might be early warnings of the upcoming threats to forests under climate change. Yet, available data and process-understanding about the interactions between climate, key disturbance types and the C cycle is limited, so is our ability to simulate impacts of compound extremes and disturbances on forest CO2 sequestration potential in future climate projections by Earth System models.

ForE×D aims to integrate the study of climate extremes and forest disturbances as part of the joint eco-climatic variability to improve process understanding and attribution of high impact events to climate change. This will be done by applying novel high spatiotemporal resolution remote-sensing data to reconstruct disturbance histories; explore emerging analytical tools to gain understanding about the interactions between climate, forests and disturbances and; to develop mechanistic models of forest-disturbance interactions in the QUINCY land-surface model.

Team

Current Team Members

Name
Phone
Fax
Room
Ana Bastos
Group Leader
  • +49 3641 57-8922
ITP B.3.006
MPG Publications
Laura Häbold
Student assistant
ITP B.3.006
Albert Jornet Puig
Scientist
  • +49 3641 57-6279
A.3008
Github

News

September 1st, 2022

ForExD has started! Welcome to 1st team member Albert Jornet, working as a programmer to help implement forest disturbances into QUINCY land surface model

Opportunities

Are you interested in joining us? Please email abastos@bgc-jena.mpg.de

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