Project detail
CzechCarbo – Investigation of carbon cycle in terrestrial ecosystems of the Czech Republic. Linkage to the European project CARBOEUROPE
(VaV 640/18/03)
Funding institution:
Ministry of Environment, Czech Republic
Coordinator:
Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
Responsible at IFER:
Emil Cienciala
Project partners:
Institute of Systems Biology and Ecology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
IFER - Institute of Forest Ecosystem Research, Jílové u Prahy, Czech Republic
Forest Management Institute (FMI), Brandýs nad Labem, Czech Republic
Project realization:
2003 - 2007
Description:
CzechCARBO is an integration project that forms the linkage to the European project CARBOEUROPE. The aim of the project is an investigation of the carbon cycle in the terrestrial ecosystems of the Czech Republic, including impact studies of physiological responses. Carbon fluxes are monitored by the eddy-covariance technique. These results are used for the quantification of carbon sinks and pools in various types of ecosystems. Moreover, socio-economic changes are studied under this project. There is also a strong link of this project to the reporting requirements under the Kyoto protocol. CzechCARBO has eight work-packages. IFER is responsible for the Work-package 4 (Regional system for the assessment of carbon balance in forest ecosystems applicable in connection with the reporting requirements under the Kyoto Protocol) and 5 (Model assessment of forest carbon sink development on regional/national level). These work-packages are collaborative effort of IFER and FMI (see project partners).