Institut für Waldökosysteme
Alfred-Möller-Straße 1, Haus 41/42
Phone: +49 3334 3820 300
Fax: +49 3334 3820 354
The experimental site ‘Britz’ near Eberswalde has a strong research focus on the effect of tree species composition on the forest water balance and groundwater recharge. With nine large-scale lysimeters, installed six meters into the soils, we are collecting data since the 1970s. The intensive and long-time measurements provides the great chance to model the water balance, calibrate, and validate the models in an intensive way.
The models help to understand single processes in the water balance, to analyse the impact of changes in forest structure, tree composition and climate change to water balance, e.g. ground water recharge.
Contact Marco Natkhin 03334/3820-340 email@example.com Thünen-Institut für Waldökosysteme Alfred-Möller-Straße 1 16225 Eberswalde
The leaf area index (LAI) and the degree of canopy cover are important parameters in forests for the modelling of energy and water balance. There are different methods to determine LAI and each method has it's drawbacks and uncertainties. The aim of this work is to compare different approaches for LAI and the degree of canopy cover determination. What is the best method to get an annual LAI-curve of a small forest area (<1 ha)?
Contact: Marco Natkhin 03334/3820-340 firstname.lastname@example.org Thünen-Institut für Waldökosysteme Alfred-Möller-Straße 1 16225 Eberswalde