Quantifying feedbacks between forest structure, light, microclimate and carbon cycling using distributed photonic sensors

01 January 2023 → 31 December 2027
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Photonics, optoelectronics and optical communications
    • Climate change
    • Remote sensing
    • Global ecology
    • Terrestrial ecology
LiDAR carbon microclimate vegetation modelling Climate change forest structure photonics fiber sensors sensor development
Project description

Forest are arguably the most complex ecosystem in terms of structure. Using innovative laser scanning methods and distributed fiberoptic and microclimate sensors, we will quantify light, microclimate, carbon cycling, and structure of temperate forests to build the first integrative framework to understand the impact of structural feedbacks. This will result in a step-change of our understanding of forest ecosystem functioning.