The focus of research of Terrer Laboratory is Climate Science. We are working to answer some of the central questions in Earth system science and climate-change research by employing a holistic view of Earth’s dynamics at a global scale, with a focus on plant-soil interactions. We synthesize large datasets of field observations and remote-sensing data through meta-analysis, machine-learning, and other statistical approaches to better understand the global functioning of terrestrial ecosystems.
Our studies are grouped in two main intersected research lines:
Carbon ecology - To improve our ecological understanding of the dynamics modulating the capacity of terrestrial ecosystems to store carbon in a climate-change context (CO2 rising, warming, nitrogen deposition, changes in water regimes). The final goal is to make climate models more realistic by focusing on model uncertainties.
Solutions - To identify and implement data-driven strategies to maximize carbon uptake in terrestrial ecosystems while optimizing ecological dynamics. A better understanding will facilitate advances to slow global warming.
Our big questionsIlustration by Victor O. Leshyk Picture by Ana Docampo
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