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Drone- and functional ecological investigations of Tundra change

General

Organisation
Project start
01.08.2016
Project end
23.08.2016
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Terrestrial ecosystems
Project topic
Climate research
Environmental science

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-East
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 81.608668922005, -16.773376464844

Fieldwork start
01.08.2016
Fieldwork end
23.08.2016

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan
Project discription: Drone- and functional ecological investigations of Tundra change

The overall aim of the field campaign is to provide insight on the structure and function of arctic tundra ecosystems. Specifically the field work aims at understanding the differential responses of shrub communities to climate change across space and time, and includes: (i) a dendro-ecological investigation of local shrub recruitment and growth pulses and their variation across environmental gradients, (ii) high resolution mapping of vegetation with drones, (iii) scaling of vegetation structure from plots to the landscape and region via imagery from drones, remote sensing and manned aircrafts, (iii) quantification of variation in species functional traits (especially specific leaf area, wood density, and vegetation heights) across climatic gradients.

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