BECC theme meeting C-cycle and climate change in Gothenburg
Associated workshop on C dynamics in tropical forests:
The BECC grand challenge Constraining the carbon cycle to characterise and mitigate climate change aims at reducing “uncertainty in the carbon cycle, its responses to anthropogenic and biophysical drivers, and legacy effects of slow-responding processes of vegetation and soils”. Tropical forest are the most productive terrestrial ecosystems and store large quantities of carbon (C) in the plant-soil system, thereby controlling the global climate and the rate of climate change. However, past and current land-use change has resulted in the loss of large areas of tropical forest. Tropical deforestation is after fossil fuel burning the second largest anthropogenic CO2 emission source. Avoiding tropical deforestation is a means to mitigate climate change, for example the UN-REDD programme.
Great uncertainties still exist about the amount of C stored in tropical forests as well as on the biogeochemical cycles in these ecosystems. Large coordinated scientific efforts are needed to decrease these uncertainties. In this seminar we will discuss future research direction in tropical forests in order to better quantify the C stocks, C sequestration and biogeochemical feedbacks of tropical forests.
BECC pays for travel for researchers travelling to a BECC event. The university that you are employed at pays for your travel. Both Lund University and University of Gothenburg has an agreement with the travel agency Egencia. You will find information about travel here.
Contacts: Tobias Rütting, GU and Edith Hammer, LU
Register for the meeting here.