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Carbon-nitrogen interactions in forest ecosystems

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00596
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,942,910 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,397,395 EUR
Scientific Officer: Alexandros ARABATZIS
Research topic: 5.3.1. Multifunctional management of forests

Abstract:
CNTER is and interdisciplinary collaborative project where data from several hundred study and monitoring sites, and results from long-term nitrogen addition and labelling experiments will be used to gain new insights in carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) interactions in forest soils, especially the effect of N deposition on the soil C sink. Using the European data as well as several regional databases, the project will identify and validate key parameters and empirical relationships (indicators and transfer functions) relevant to C and N that signify changes in the function of forest ecosystems or environmental impacts. The resampling of long-term N addition experiments will from a validation of the identified empirical relationships. Data and process insights will be used to improve and validate dynamic models for prediction in time and space. The major ecosystem impacts we will consider are (1) changes in forest soil carbon storage, and (2) changes in nitrate concentrations in forest waters.


Coordinator
Per GUNDERSEN
Danish Forest and Landscape Research Institute
Hoersholm
DENMARK
Tel.: +45 45178201
Fax: +45 45763233
E-mail: pgu@fsl.dk


Partners
  Nancy DISE
The Open University
Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1908 655075
Fax: +44 1908 655151
E-mail: N.B.Dise@open.ac.uk
  Bridget EMMETT
Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Bangor
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1248 370045
Fax: +44 1248 355365
E-mail: bae@ceh.ac.uk
  Egbert MATZNER
Bayreuth Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research (BITÖK)
Bayreuth
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 921 555610
Fax: +49 921 555799
E-mail: egbert.matzner@bitoek.uni-bayreuth.de
  Janne KJØNAAS
Norwegian Forest Res. Inst. Research Institute
Aas
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 6494 8974
Fax: +47 6494 2980
E-mail: janne.kjonaas@nisk.no
  Caroline VAN DER SALM
Alterra Green World Research
Wageningen
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 317 474355
Fax: +31 317 419000
E-mail: c.vandersalm@alterra.wag-ur.nl
  Albert TIETEMA
University of Amsterdam, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics
Amsterdam
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 20 5257458
Fax: +31 20 5257431
E-mail: atietema@trw.uva.nl
  Martin FORSIUS
Finnish Environment Institute
Helsinki
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 9 40 300 308
Fax: +358 9 40 300 390
E-mail: Martin.Forsius@vyh.fi
  Knute NADELHOFFER
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole
UNITED STATES
Tel.: +1 508 289 7493
Fax: +1 508 457 1548
E-mail: knute@mbl.edu
  Ulrika ROSENGREN
Lund University, Dept. of Plant Ecology
Lund
SWEDEN
Tel.: +46 46 222 9561
Fax: +46 46 222 4423
E-mail: Ulrika.Rosengren@planteco.lu.se
  Arne STUANES
Agricultural University of Norway
Aas
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 6494 9027
Fax: +47 6494 8211
E-mail: Arne.Stuanes@ijvf.nlh.no