Plant-atmosphere interactions in a changing climate
Ongoing environmental change has profound impacts on plants in terrestrial eco-systems around the world, with important implications for ecosystem services such as food security, forest production, biodiversity, livelihood in low-income regions, and the regulation of biogeochemical cycles, hydrology and climate. This course deals with the responses of plants (mostly crops and forests) to global en-vironmental change factors such as rising CO2, warming, tropospheric ozone, and nitrogen deposition. Main emphasis is on ecophysiological plant responses and how they affect ecosystem processes such as productivity, carbon balance and wa-ter cycling. The representation of plants and vegetation in ecosystem and climate models will also be covered to some extent. The course content will suit Ph D students with emphasis on plant ecology/ecophysiology as well as those with a broader interest in land–atmosphere interactions and modelling.
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Course registration will open after summer.