Soil respiration in forest ecosystems

Vabljeni na predavanje z naslovom Soil respiration in forest ecosystems, ki bo v ponedeljek, 14.10.2019 ob 11.00 v veliki dvorani GIS.

Forests represent the largest terrestrial carbon stock and the potential of forest management to increase carbon sequestration in terrestrial ecosystems, which is an area of intensive research. Research is focused on soil as a long-term carbon stock but sensitive to disturbances.

Carbon enters the ecosystem by assimilation of atmospheric CO2 by green parts of plants and gets into soil mainly through roots and plant litter. Soil respiration, on the contrary, represents the major carbon loss from the soil and even the whole ecosystem. The presentation will introduce soil respiration as a part of forest carbon cycle, its components, drivers and measuring systems. Moreover, examples of the results on soil respiration in forest ecosystems and the effect of forest management will be presented based on the presenter’s research.

Predavala bo dr. Eva Darenova. Predavanje bo v angleščini!