Biometric and eddy-covariance based estimates of above-ground carbon uptake

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Time: 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 12:00 to 13:00
Access: 
public
Speaker: 
Flurin Babst
Affiliation: 
WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Contact: 
Malcolm Hughes
Calendar Status: 
confirmed

We compare above-ground carbon uptake at five eddy-covariance forest stations in Europe derived from tree-rings and CO₂ fluxes which show highest agreement at seasonal timescales. Carbon uptake rates between 65 and 225 g C m² y⁻¹ could be partitioned into volume increase (Jan–Jun) and cell-wall thickening and storage (Jul–Sep).