Project

Interactive effects of elevated nitrogen input, climate warming and changing management on forest understorey plant dynamics

Duration
01 October 2011 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Forestry sciences
Keywords
nitrogen deposition climate change forest plant ecology
 
Project description

The principal purpose of this study is to determine the interactive effects of enhanced N inputs, climate warming, and management-driven forest understorey light availability on the performance of forest plants, and the composition and diversity of understorey communities. To address these research questions, we will use a database of forest plant resurveys and conduct nitrogen, temperature, and light manipulation experiments.