Forest Vulnerability to compound extremes and disturbances in a changing climate
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.
Current Team Members
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
Are you interested in joining us? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org