Scientists involved in CARBOMONT




University of Innsbruck
Institut of Botany
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Responsible Partner Site - Stubai Valley


Cernusca Alexander, Univ.-Prof. Dr. PhD in Physics/Mathematics at the University of Innsbruck (1966). Since 1977 he is head of Department of Ecology at Institute of Botany. He was co-ordinator of the EU-TERI-project ECOMONT (1996-1999), head of the Austrian contribution to several European or international projects (MaB-projects "Alpine grass heath Hohe Tauern", "Altitudinal transect", "Abandoned alm, Gasteiner Valley" (1975-1983); EU-project INTEGRALP (1992-1994)), and is currently co-ordinator of the two above-mentioned Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - projects. Prof. Cernusca has almost 30 years of experience in terrestrial ecology of mountain ecosystems, not only in the Alps, but e.g. also in the Caucasus. In 1990 he was honoured with the National Award on Applied Ecosystem Research.
In Carbomont he has the overall co-ordination and jointly co-ordinates workpackage 6.
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Bahn Michael, Dr.
Plant ecophysiology (gas exchange, nutrient and water relations, functional trait relationships) and ecosystem physiology (canopy chambers, soil respiration); jointly co-ordinates workpackage 2 and assists the overall co-ordination of Carbomont.
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Bianchi Karin, Mag.
Ecophysiology, canopy structure
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Gruber Evelyn Technical assistance - C/N analysis
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Haslwanter Alois, Mag. Degree in Meteorology at the University of Innsbruck (2000). He works on measuring surface mass and energy exchange using the Eddy Covariance method and is currently responsible for these measurements at the Stubai Valley anchor site Neustift.
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Leitinger Georg Technical assistance - microclimate stations
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Mader-Oberhammer Mirijam, Mag. Degree in Terrestrial Ecology at the University of Innsbruck (1999). She is specialised on analysing the interrelation between topographic, biotic, abiotic and anthropogenic factors and the spatial distribution of soils. Another focus of her work is the up-scaling of point measurements of different soil properties to the landscape level within a GIS frame.
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Newesely Christian, Dr. PhD in Botany at the University of Innsbruck (1997). His scientific focus is on effects of land-use changes on snow gliding processes, ecosystem water relations and soil respiration, and on the ecology of ski runs. Furthermore, he is experienced in co-ordinating computer networks. He has participated in a number of national and international projects.
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Rubatscher Dagmar, Mag. Degree in Terrestrial Ecology at the University of Innsbruck (1999). She works on all aspects of ecosystem water relations, in particular on measuring and modelling soil water relations and their dependence on soil physical and chemical properties. She is currently engaged in the modelling of soil processes within of a nationally funded (FWF) modelling project.
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Scharfs Alexander

Secretary
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Stöhr Dieter, Dr. He is the Deputy Director of the Forest Service of the Province of Tyrol. He obtained his PhD in Forest Ecology and teaches this subject at the University of Innsbruck. His research interests deal with the stability of mountain forest ecosystems.
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Tappeiner Ulrike, Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. PhD in Botany and habilitation in ecology at the University of Innsbruck. She has a long experience in ecological research of mountain environments at European scale. She was the co-ordinator of the EU-project SUSTALP (1998-1999) and of several international an national projects. Experience with the analysis of vegetation-atmosphere mass and energy exchange from grassland ecosystems, computer simulation models and scenario techniques at the landscape level.
In Carbomont she jointly co-ordinates workpackage 5.
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Tasser Erich, Dr.
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Wohlfahrt Georg, Dr. PhD in Terrestrial Ecology at the University of Innsbruck (1999). He is concerned with measuring and modelling vegetation-atmosphere mass and energy exchange from the level of leaves to canopies. He gained expertise within the EU TERI project ECOMONT and is currently principal investigator of a nationally funded (FWF) modelling project.
In Carbomont he jointly co-ordinates workpackage 4.
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Research Students

Anfang Christian CO2 exchange (eddy covariance)
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Brecka Hannes Leaf functional traits
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Breitenlechner Elisabeth C and N pools
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Büchner Jürgen C and N pools
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Hammerle Albin CO2 exchange (eddy covariance)
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Knapp Margit Root respiration
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Miczka Florian Leaf gas exchange
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Moroder Susanne Forest structure
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Munk Katharina Landscape modelling
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Obojes Nikolaus Soil water respiration
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Pallua Anton Soil respiration
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Schmitt Michael CO2 exchange (chambers)
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Schwarz Anton-Stefan Soil respiration
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Soier Daniela Stakeholder consultation
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Wurm Elisabeth Leaf and plant gas exchange
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University of Bayreuth
Department of Plant Ecology
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Responsible Partner Site - Berchtesgaden


Tenhunen John, Prof. He has worked in the areas of plant ecophysiology and ecosystem studies in temperate forest, arctic tundra, Mediterranean shrublands, and tropical forest regions, especially with respect to carbon and water balances. His research concerns particularly measurements and modelling related to vegetation/atmosphere coupling with respect to energy, water, and carbon dioxide exchange.
In Carbomont he jointly co-ordinates workpackage 5.
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Bernhofer Ch., Prof. He leads an interdisciplinary team that is engaged in boundary layer meteorology and regional climate, remote sensing and radiation transfer, and plant-atmosphere interactions at the Univ. of Dresden. He is planning NEE flux measurements in a forest stand adjacent to the meadows included in this proposal. Data evaluation for the sites will be carried out jointly to achieve a comparison between forest and grassland response.

Drösler Matthias In Carbomont he works as coordinator in the german study site.
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Falge Eva, Dr. She has been an active participant in the data synthesis activities of EUROFLUX, AMERIFLUX and FLUXNET related to ecosystem carbon balances. She has studied and summarised NEE data from a number of non-forest ecosystems that are included in these flux network projects.

Kolcun Olimpia She is a potential doctoral candidate to be involved during 2003

Kramer Ursi In Carbomont he works on his diploma thesis - chamber measurements

McKendrick Kathleen In Carbomont she works as student assistant - chamber measurements

Palan Rosalie In Carbomont she works as student assistant - chamber measurements





University of Tuscia
Department of Forest Science and Resources
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Responsible Partner Site - Abruzzi


Valentini Riccardo, Prof. Degree in Biophysics in 1985 at the University of Rome. He is full professor of Forest Ecology at the Department of Forest Science and Environment. His expertise involves canopy processes, particularly eddy covariance measurements and modelling of carbon dioxide and water vapour fluxes, volatile organic compounds exchanges and biophysical and physiological studies on forest trees. He is European Commission expert on the Panel "Greenhouse gases sinks related to Kyoto protocol" and nominated in the IPCC board for "Land-use change and forestry". He is chairman of the CarboEurope EC cluster of projects dealing with carbon research in Europe, from the scale of ecosystem to the continent. Member of the IGBP Terrestrial Carbon Working Group. Member of the Scientific steering Committee of the IGBP - BAHC core project. Task leader of the IGBP - GCTE core project 1.3.2: Ecological controls on biosphere - atmosphere CO2 and H2O fluxes. Co-ordinator of the EC Environment and Climate programme EUROFLUX - Long term carbon dioxide and water vapour fluxes of European forests and interactions with the Climate System. Co-ordinator of the EC Environment and Climate (ENRICH) programme EURASIA-NET A contribution to the development of a joint Europe Asia collaboration in understanding carbon and water exchanges of terrestrial ecosystems. Co-co-ordinator (together with Dennis Baldocchi) of the NASA grant FLUXNET: a global network of carbon, water and energy fluxes over terrestrial ecosystems. Co-ordinator of the EC project CARBODATA: Data archiving and dissemination of Carbon research in Europe. Scientific responsible in the EC Environment and Climate programme VOCAMOD - Biogenic volatile organic compound emission modelling for European forest canopies. Scientific responsible in the EC Environment and Climate programme MEDEFLU - Carbon and water fluxes of Mediterranean forests and impacts of land-use/cover changes. Scientific responsible in the EC Environment and Climate programme LBA - EUSTACH European studies on trace gases and atmospheric chemistry as a contribution to the large scale biosphere atmosphere experiment in Amazonia.
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Dore Sabina She graduated at the University of Tuscia in 1995 in Forest Sciences, with a thesis on soil respiration of a beech forest in the Italian Apennines. She obtained a PhD in Forest Ecology from the University of Padova in 2000, with a thesis on gas exchanges of different ecosystems using eddy covariance. She works as a research associate in Viterbo, and in Carbomont she works on gas exchange measurements.
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Matteucci Giorgio Graduated in 1991 in Forestry, at the University of Tuscia, with a thesis on ecophysiology and carbon balance of Mediterranean vegetation. He got his PhD degree from the University of Padua in 1998, with a thesis on the carbon balance of a beech forest (eddy covariance technique). Presently he is researcher at the University of Tuscia.

Sala Alessandra Degree student, in Carbomont she works on chamber measurements.

Vitullo Marina Received her degree in Electronic Engineering in 1997 at the University of Rome. She is researcher at the Department of Forest Science and Environment, University of Tuscia. Her expertise concerns particularly remote sensing with multi-spectral sensors.
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Zompanti Renato In Carbomont he works as technician and makes field experiments.






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Responsible Partner Site - Monte Bondone


Gianelle Damiano, Dr. Master in Forest Science (1993) and Ph.D. in Environmental Agronomy (1998) at the University of Padua. Member of the research group working in plant physiology and microclimatology at CEA. His main activity concerns the experimental analysis of photosynthesis in tree species and on its linkage with microclimatic variables. Co-ordinator of the Italian working-group on pastures in the project UE "Learning sustainability".
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Cescatti Alessandro, Dr. Master in Forest Science (1990), Ph.D. in Forest Ecology at the University of Padua (1995). Co-ordinator of the research group dealing with plant physiology and microclimatology at CEA. At the present he is leading a national project concerning the carbon fluxes and pools in forest ecosystems. His main scientific activity includes the experimental characterisation and modelling of radiative transfer in vegetation canopies and the inversion of radiative transfer models for the indirect analysis of canopy architecture.
In Carbomont he jointly co-ordinates workpackage 4.
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Marcolla Barbara, Dr. Master in Environmental Engineering (1998) at the University of Trento, in 2000 started a Ph.D. in Hydrodynamic and Environmental Modelling at the University of Padua. Main scientific interest concerns modelling turbulent transport within plant canopies with a lagrangian approach. These models are embedded in a SVAT model in order to simulate the exchange of mass and energy between vegetation and atmosphere.
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Sboarina Chiara, Dr. Master in Environmental Engineering (1999) at the University of Trento with a thesis titled "Application of GIS to risk evaluation and to fire behaviour analysis in forest". The work was presented to the Third National Conference of Scientific Association for Territorial and Environmental Information in Naples (9th - 12th November 1999). She collaborated with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as expert of GIS-GRASS techniques to validate and to represent elevation data taken by a laser-scanner mounted on aircraft. The work also concerned with the interpretation of a sample area for which laser data were available, in order to estimate the reliability of a new methodology for the realisation of digital elevation models.
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Vescovo Loris Master in Forest Science (2001) at the University of Padua. Made a thesis and worked on Ecological Restoration of high altitude grasslands. In January 2002 started a Ph.D. in Enviromental Agronomy at the University of Padua, concerning carbon balance and ecophysiology of grasslands. In Carbomont he workes on WP2 and WP3.
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Zorer Roberto, Dr. Master in Biological Sciences (1991) at the University of Padua and Ph.D. in Ecophysiology (1997) at the Institute of Plant Physiology, University of Salzburg. Member of the research group working in plant physiology and microclimatology at CEA. Works on experimental characterisation of physiology and photosynthesis in conifer species at leaf and canopy scale. He is responsible for biochemical and morphological analyses.
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Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Natural Environment Research
Council
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Responsible Partner Site - Cairngorm


Sutton Mark, Dr. He will lead the measurements at the Scottish CARBOMONT site. He is an environmental physicist working at CEH (since 1986) in the biosphere-atmosphere exchange of trace gases. His work now spans measurement and modelling of atmospheric transport and deposition, atmospheric chemistry, pollutant monitoring, impacts of N deposition and plant physiological controls of trace gas transfer. He leads a staff of 7, working mainly on UK government and European projects. Dr. Sutton is a member of the UNECE Task Force on Emission Inventories, and was in 1994-95 seconded to the UK Department of Environment with responsibility for trans-boundary pollution. Dr Sutton has been co-ordinator of several collaborative projects in the UK (ADEPT) and for the EU (EXAMINE, GRAMINAE). For 1998-99, he was Executive Secretary of the EU Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Initiative - Concerted Action (TERICA).
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Bayfield Neil, Dr. He will manage WP6: stakeholder consultation, dissemination and application of CARBOMONT. He has extensive mountain research experience, and is the manager of the UK Environmental Change Network site in the Cairngorms, Scotland. This is also an EU SCANNET and GLORIA networks monitoring site. Dr. Bayfield was the Scottish partner team leader of the recently completed ECOMONT project. He has done much recent work for Scottish Office and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology on involving stakeholders in identifying and prioritising environmental change indicators using various paper and software based decision modelling approaches.
In Carbomont he jointly co-ordinates workpackage 6.
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Hargreaves Ken, Dr. PhD in Environmental Physiology in 1990 from Nottingham University. He joined the trace gas flux/air pollution section of CEH in 1988 and is now a Senior Scientific Officer, specialising in measurement of trace gas fluxes and concentrations (N2O, CH2, CO2, H2O). He is currently involved in a programme of work studying the effects of climate change on long-term carbon balance of peatland afforestation, on the carbon budgets of high latitude wetlands (EU LAPP project), and on methane emission from rice paddies (EU RICEOTOPES project). He has also been closely involved in measuring UK scale trace gas fluxes using the Met. Office Research Flight C130 Hercules. Dr Hargreaves has around 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 42 other publications.
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Milford Celia
Milne Ronald, Dr. He has over 25 years experience of studying forest growth interactions and transport processes between ecosystems and the atmosphere. He is Section Leader of the Ecosystem Modelling Section at CEH. He manages a UK consortium of 6 partners for the UK Department of the Environment on the pools and fluxes of carbon in UK forests, vegetation and soils and is a collaborator to the task of up-scaling of estimates of carbon fluxes for European forests within the EU Consortium LTEEF-II (CT97-0577).






Centre for Geobiosphere Studies
Climate Impacts Group
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Responsible Partner Site - Stordalen


Christensen Torben R. Ph.D. in 1994 in Biogeochemistry from Cambridge University, UK. He is currently Associate Professor at Lund University, Sweden. His role in CARBOMONT is following on from a long list of participation in international projects having been employed on international and EC R&D funds for many years in England, the U.S., Denmark and Sweden with project activities in five different northern countries. Torben R. Christensen has substantial experience in research management as he is currently co-ordinator a 4th Framework EC project CONGAS. Research foci of Torben R. Christensen are a) measuring and modelling methane emissions from wetland and tundra regions, b) experimental work on the carbon balance of ecosystems in relation to climatic change and c) scaling of ecosystem processes, in particular trace gas exchanges. Within these areas, he has published more than 30 original research papers in international peer-reviewed journals over the past ten years.
He co-ordinates workpackage 1.
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Friborg Thomas Ph.D. in 1995 from University of Copenhagen. He is at present research associate professor at Institute of Geography, Copenhagen University funded by EU through the CONGAS project. At present his research is focused on eddy correlation measurements of carbon dioxide and methane. Thomas Friborg has eight years of experience in flux measurements, through his participation in HAPEX-Sahel, EFEDA I+II, LAPP and CONGAS field experiments. He has taken a major part in the development of the instrumentation for eddy correlation measurements of both CO2 and CH4 fluxes under natural conditions. Thomas Friborg is participating in CARBOMONT as associate researcher from Copenhagen University as part of the integrated research exchange programmes between Lund and Copenhagen Universities.

Lindroth Anders He holds the chair in Physical Geography at Lund University since May 1998. Previously he was a lecturer in Biogeophysics at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala. He is a member of the geoscience committee at NFR since July 1995. The research foci are on mass and energy exchange in the soil-plant-atmosphere system, especially forest ecosystems. At present, emphasis is on carbon budget of forest in relation to climatic factors. He has supervised 8 PhD students to their degrees and is at present supervisor for 5 PhD students. He participates in several international projects and he has published about 65 scientific publications in international journals.






University of Helsinki
Department of Forest Ecology
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Responsible Partner Site - Värriö


Hari Pertti, Prof. Professor of forest production ecology at the University of Helsinki, is leading a multidisciplinary research team on vegetation production ecology, focussing on issues of climate change, forest atmosphere interactions, forest soil processes and forest growth. He has been actively participating as PI in the EU funded LTEEF and LTEEF-II as well as an active researcher in the EUROFLUX project. Current research interests are the linking of soil dynamics to forest growth models, exchanges of carbon and nutrients between the vegetation and the atmosphere.
In Carbomont he co-ordinates workpackage 3.
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Berninger Frank, Dr. Docent in forest ecology he has demonstrated experience in the measurements of biomass allocation in trees, carbon exchange and ecological modelling. He has been co-operating in the LTEEF-I project, CARBOAGE and CARBOEUROFLUX. Current research interests are dynamics of biomasses, use of growth models as predictive tools, carbon sequestration by boreal and tropical vegetation and long and short-term variation in growth of boreal and tropical forests.
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Susiluoto Sanna She is a grad student in Ecology. She has been involved in the field work and will continue on the upscaling problems of carbomont (Wp5).
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Tuuliainen Kimmo He is a forest technician and provides field work and field support at Värriö ecological station






Fundación CEAM
Parque Tecnológico
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Responsible Partner Site - Alinya Valley


Sanz María-José, Dr. She is a Research Scientist with expertise in plant and community distribution in Spain (mostly Mediterranean type of communities), and experience in plant ecophysiology (CO2 exchange in control conditions). She is recognised for her work in uptake and ecophysiological effects of trace gases in lichens conducted, and her participation in several international projects (i.e. BEMA, MEDEFLU, and RECAB). She will focus in the ecophysiological measurements (soil respiration), eddy covariance measurements and co-ordination of the group.
In Carbomont he is the team manager of the spanisch group and responsible for Nitrogen deposition.
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Boronat Mercedes, Dr. Dr. PhD in Chemistry in 1999, she has experience in computer simulations and modelling. In Carbomont she works on data processing and Eddy Correlation measurements.
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Cosin Silvia She is Industrial Engineer, specialist in Chemistry. She has worked in several international projects (BEMA, MEDEFLU and RECAB). In Carbomont she works on soil respiration and plant gas exchange measurements and models.
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Garcia Jordi In Carbomont he works on biomass and comunity studies and in field campaigns.

Gimeno Cristina, Dr. She is a Research scientist with expertise in taxonomy and ecophysiology, as well as community studies. She also did some work on morphological anatomy light and electron microscope techniques, she will focus on ecophysiology (gas exchange and early fluorescence), identification and community studies.

Lopez Ramon He is Industrial Engineer, specialist in Electronics. In Carbomont he works on equipment maintenance, cuvette construction and field campaings.
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Sebastià Álvarez María-Teresa, Dr. She is the head of the laboratory of Plant Ecology and Forest Botany. Her research is concerned with studying the biodiversity, structural patterns and processes in agro-silvo-pastoral ecosystems aiming to establish the basis for a sustainable management. The laboratory particularly focuses on the role of environmental factors and forestry and grazing management in the global change context. She has published about 20 scientific publications and six books contributions as co-author or editor on issues in structural and functional plant responses in relation to environmental factors.

Tortras Pere Casals He is finishing his Ph.D. on N uptake by grasses that regenerate after fire. He has been involved in studying nutrient cycling and has experience in working with 13C and 15N isotopes.





Paul-Scherrer-Institute
Laboratory for Atmospheric Chemistry
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Responsible Partner Site - Seebodenalp


Furger Markus, Dr. In Carbomont he is leading the swiss project of quantification of the net exoxzstem exchange rate.
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Eugster Werner, Dr. In Carbomont he gives scientific support in the the swiss project of quantification of the net exoxzstem exchange rate.
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Richter René In Carbomont he provides technical support in the field for any aspect of mechanics, electronics, logistics, etc.
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Rogiers Nele In Carbomont she works on her dissertation: "Ecosytem carbon and water vapor fluxes in two differently managed grassland sites: carbon sources or sinks"
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Paul-Scherrer-Institute
Stable Isotope Research Group
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Siegwolf Rolf, Dr. PhD in Ecophysiology on Carbon Balance in dwarf shrubs at the timberline (CO2 and H2O gas exchange, experimental and modelling). Experience with impacts of air pollutants on trees, computer simulation models, and stable isotope analysis. Research group leader, CoPI in the PSI contribution of the EU-ECOMONT TERI research project, currently PI in two other projects The main focus of his research are measurements related to vegetation / atmosphere interaction with respect to nitrogen, water and carbon dioxide exchange.
In Carbomont he is leading the swiss project of partionioning of the carbon and water vapor fluxes and jointly co-ordinates workpackage 2.
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Bantelmann Eva In Carbomont she works on her dissertation: "Partitioning of the ecosystem carbon and water vapor fluxes in two differently managed alpine grasland sites: quantification of the carbon sources or sinks"
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Bleidissel Karin Chemistry lab assistant, operating and maintaining our mass spectrometer equipment, and responsible for the sample preparation, since 1994. Her skills are also very appreciated in helping to train students in the use of stable isotopes.
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Saurer Matthias, Dr PhD in environmental physics (Bern), master and PhD thesis in the analysis and interpretation of stable isotopes in tree rings. At PSI since 1994, involved in all the projects we conducted with stable isotopes. PI of the "Tree-Rings, Isotopes and Climate (TRIC)" to be submitted in the fifth EU-call 2.1.4 Climate dynamics and abrupt climate changes. He brings in a high expertise in the integration of stable isotopes in ecological and meteorological research.
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Slovak Academy of Sciences
Institute of Landscape Ecology
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Responsible Partner Site - Polana


Oszlányi Július, Dipl. Eng. PhD. PhD in Forest Ecology at the University in Zvolen (1973). Since 1992 vicedirector of the Institute, in 1996 elected and confirmed as Director of ILE SAS. He was head of numerous scientific projects, recently of the EC projects: Phare Topic Link on Nature Conservation (1998-2000) and Strengthening Capacity in Environmental Reporting in Phare Candidate Countries (2000-2001). He has experiences in ecology of mountainous and floodplain ecosystems, being involved in forest and grassland problems. In 2001 he was honoured with the Prince of Asturias Award for the work in biosphere reserves towards reconciliation of man activities and nature protection (world network of biosphere reserves).
In Carbomont he manages and coordinates the Slovak partner work: the field work and the scientific quality checking.
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Barančok Peter, RNDr. PhD. Degree in Botany (selected high mountain species.) He became head of Department of Ecosystems Analysis. Responsible for the field measurement of ozone, CO2, SO3, NOx and for the evaluation of the data within two international projects, namely Evaluation of Ozone Air Pollution and its phytotoxic potential in the Carpathian forests and Effects of forest health on biodiversity with emphasis on air pollution in the Carpathian mountains. Currently, he is leading the Slovakian participation in the 5FP project GLORIA.
In Carbomont he works on ecological and phytocoenological analysis of the sites, field measurements and their evaluvation, participation in field measurements

Dugova Olivia In Carbomont she works on soil respiration measurements, microbial soil components respiration, evaluation, participation in other field measurements

Ďurský Ján, Dr. Degree in Ecology, thesis "Quantification of Increment Changes of Norway Spruce in Damaged by Pollution". He has experience in biometry, forest measurement and forestry, inventory, growth models and growth simulators, health state of forests in dependence on changed ecological conditions.

Minďáš Jozef, Dr. PhD. Degree in Forest Ecology. Participating in EU project PECO (Intensive monitoring of Forest Ecosystems). National coordinator for Greenhouse gas inventories in forestry sector. He works on GNG inventory and mitigation measures in forestry.
In Carbomont he works on: measurements of net ecosystem exchange (NEE) by the Eddy-Covariance technique, measurements of the environmental driving forces (above and below-ground), measurements of phytoelement and soil nitrogen contents, determination size of ecosystem carbon and nitrogen pools and their major components and on model parameterisation, validation and application.

Priwitzer Tibor, PhD. Dr. Degree in Ecophysiology. Expert in forest tree species, carbon cycles and land use damages. Participation in COST activities related to forest ecophysiology.
In Carbomont he works on: measurements of CO2 exchange rates to photosynthetically active radiation, temperature, CO2 concentration, air water vapour deficit, soil water availability, measurements of bulk soil respiration in the field and on determination size of ecosystem carbon and nitrogen pools and their major components estimation of litter decomposition by using the litter bag method.

Škvarenina Jaroslav, Dr. PhD. Degree in Bioclimatology. His preferred field of work is bioclimatology and air pollution in mountainous areas. He currently works on influences of CO2 sinks in forestry and land use, critical loads of pollutants in the soil and on soil acidification problems.
In Carbomont he work son: determination of nitrogen inputs into the ecosystem, measurements of the environmental driving forces (above and below-ground) and on stakeholder consultation.

Tuček Ján, Dr. PhD. Degree in Forest Engineering. Expert in GIS - digital terrain models, remote sensing application, spatial decision support systems, environmental process modelling.
In Carbomont he work son: elaboration of GIS database, modelling of landscape carbon balances and on production of GIS-based maps and spatial models (developed in WP 5) to visualise the effects of land-use change on ecosystem and landscape carbon sequestration





Institute of Landscape Ecology
Laboratory of Ecological Physiology of Forest Trees
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Responsible Partner Site - Bilý Kriz


Marek Michal V., Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dipl. Ing. DSc. Educated in Forestry (1978) and Biophysiscs (1986). DSc. degree in Plant Physiology. Assoc. Prof. of Plant Physiology at the Palacky Univ. in Olomouc (Czech Rep.), since 1992 and Professor of Forest Ecology at the Mendel Agric. University Brno since 2001. Since 1990 he is head of the Laboratory of Ecological Physiology of Forest trees and since 1999 he is the Director of the Institute of Landscape Ecology, Academy of Science of the Czech Republic. He was the principal investigator of the EU-projects: EPOCH (1991-1993) ECOCRAFT (1994-1999), EUROFLUX (1996-1999) and CARBOEUROFLUX (2000-2003). He is the head of the Czech participation in the COST E6 action (Eurosilva) and COST E21 action (Mitigation of Carbon in European Forests.). Prof. Marek has almost 25 years of experience in terrestrial ecology and has an international reputation. He worked in Sweden, the UK, Italy and in the USA. His main research interests are field studies and modelling of the energy- and mass flow in forest and non-forest ecosystems. He is the leader for forest and environment matters at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech republic. His scientific orientation is focused on primary production (photosynthesis and related processes), mass and energy flow (EC), mathematical modelling of stand-atmosphere interactions).
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Havrankova Katerina, Mag. Degree in Biology at the Masaryk University in Brno (1998). She works on Eddy Covariance measurements of the fluxes over the forest and grasslands canopies.
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Holub Petr, PhD. PhD degree in Plant physiology at Masaryk University Brno (2000). His research field is to study the differences in growth of grasses, nutrient uptake, their retranslocation and evaluation of nutrient use efficiency. He is involved in field cultivation experiments.
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Janous Dalibor, Dipl. Ing. PhD. Degree in Forestry at the Mendel Agricultural University in Brno (1983). As plant ecophysiologist and microclimatologists he has contributed to a number of national and international scientific projects with studies on the structure and functioning (biomass allocation, energy and mass flow) of woody plants. He assisted in the co-ordination of the ILEPFT participation in EU project ECOCRAFT, EUROFLUX and CARBOEUROFLUX.
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Marková Irena, Dr. PhD. PhD in Ecology at the Charles University in Prague (1993). Her scientific focus is on microclimatology of plant stands. She has participated in a number of national and international projects.
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Šprtová Mirka, Mag. Degree inn Biophysics at the Palacky University in Olomouc (1994). She works on all aspects of photosynthetic assimilation, especially from the chlorophyll fluorescence point of view. She has participated in a number of national and international projects.
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Tuma Ivan, PhD. PhD in Plant Production at the Mendel Agricultural University in Brno (2000). Her research activities are oriented on estimation of above- and belowground plant production in various grasslands, study of the rate of plant matter decomposition and nutrient balance and flow in various types of vegetation and in field cultivation experiments.
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Urban Otmar, PhD Degree in Biophysics at the Palacky University in Olomouc (1996). He is specialised on photosynthesis and respiration in relation to environmental effects. He is involved in co-ordination of the long-term experiments on elevated CO2 effects on forest/grassland primary production.
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Szent István University
Dept. of Botany and Plant Physiology
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Responsible Partner Site - Mátra Mountain


TUBA Zoltán, Prof. (PhD: 1985, DSc: 1998) He started to work as ecophysiologist in 1978 for the Ecol. And Bot. Res. Inst. of Hungarian Acad. of Sci. Since 1985 he is working for the Dep. of Bot. and Plant Phys., Szent István (former Agricultural) University of Gödöllö (1989: head of Plant Physiol. Sect., 1992: full professor, 1995: Plant Ecophysiology PhD Programme leader, 1997: distinguished Széchenyi professor, 1997: head of department and the Academical Research Group at the department, , 2000: head of Biology PhD School). 1992-95: visiting professor at Universitat Karlsruhe, University of Edinburgh, University of Exeter. He is the recipient of the Academic Award of the Hung. Acad. Sci. (1992). His main research interest: ecophysiology, phzsiology and ecology of semi/desert and xeric grasslands and other non-arborescent vegetation including desiccation-tolerant plants at present and elevated CO2 and under changing climate. Professor Tuba have 7 ongoing research projects financed by various Hungarian Scientific Research Foundations and grant giving bodies (OTKA, OMFB, FKFP, MTA). These projects concern ecophysiology of vegetation at present and elevated CO2. He was the Hungarian project manager of 4 EU projects (ECOCRAFT, ESPACE/Grass, EWVAR, MEGARICH) and at present he co-ordinates the Hungarian GREENGRASS project. In Hungary he initiated the experimental research on the likely effects of high CO2 and changing climate on vegetation (the pilot project was launched in 1991). In 1993 he established the "Gödöllő Global Climate Change and Plants" EU Long-term Experimental Ecological Research Station funded by the ECOCRAFT EU programme. At present the station is working as part of the GREENGRASS EU R&D project and is a 'core research' project of the GCTE (Canberra). Z. Tuba was the member of the Management Committee of the EU COST ACTION (619) entitled "Effect of atmospheric CO2 increase on carbon fluxes in grassland-ecosystems" and at present is the member of Management Committee of the EU COST ACTION (627) "Carbon storage in European Grasslands". Z. Tuba was the co-organiser and co-chair of the "Desiccation Tolerance in Plants" symposium at the XVIth International Botanical Congress (1999, St. Louis, USA) and plenary lecturer at the "Water and Life" EUROCONFERENCE (Orleans, France, 1999). He published over 140 scientific papers. He is on the boards of international journals Community Ecology, J. Crop Production, Acta Bot. Hung. and of the natioal journal Bot. Közl. (Bot. Commun.). He is the secretary of the Hung. Nat. Com. of IGBP.
In Carbomont he has the function as project leader for the Hungary study site.
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Balogh Janos In Carbomont he works as technician and makes field experiments.
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Csintalan Zsolt, Dr. PhD in ecological science at the Szent István University (1999). He joined the Department of Botany and Plant Physiology of the same institution in 1987, and is now a senior lecturer. His research interests are in climate-plant interactions, particularly the effects of elevating atmospheric CO2 concentration on leaf and stand CO2/H2O gas exchange, growth and productivity. He also participates in the investigation of the desiccation tolerant resurrection plants and of the relationship between element accumulation of plant and elevated CO2 concentration. He has 22 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 24 other publications.
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Foti Szilvia She is a PhD student and works in Carbomont as technician and makes field experiments.
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Juhász Anita She is a PhD student
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Molnar Aniko In Carbomont he works as labour assistant.

Nagy Zoltán, Dr. PhD in plant physiology (1996). His main research area is plant ecophysiology (gas exchange, plant water relations, micrometeorology in plant stands, non-destructive leaf area index estimation). He contributed to investigations on the effects of the elevated atmospheric CO2 concentration on the vegetation within the ESPACE-Grass and MEGARICH projects and in the COST 619 action. He has participated in the EWVAR project.
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Péli Evelin She is a PhD student

Pintér Krisztina She is a PhD student

Sovari Attila In Carbomont he works as technician

Szemán László, Dr. In Carbomont he works as permanent scientist
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Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas
Department of Integrated Monitoring
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Responsible Partner Site - Brenna


Staszewski Tomasz, Dr. A wide experience in various aspects of environmental management, particularly in investigation on effect of air pollutants to forest and agricultural ecosystems. Projects realised in last five years: "Monitoring soil, water soil, air and vegetation in the protective zone of the Konin Aluminium Smelter"; "Biological monitoring in Upper Silesia"; "Investigation on bulk deposition and characteristics of soil solutions in the Katowice District"; "Assessment of direct and indirect hazard of Polish National Parks by regional and transboundary air pollution"; "Measurement of gaseous air pollutants by passive samplers in communities of the Katowice district"; "Implementation of the method for measurement and differentiation of nitrogen compounds in the air and their deposition to forest ecosystems" ;"Assessment of forest soils susceptibility to acidification caused by air pollutants - verification of critical loads concept (calculated on the modelling basis)"; "Biodiversity in forests of Polish National Parks".
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Bronder Joahim, MSc Degree in Geography at Faculty of Earth Sciences of Silesian University in Katowice. He has experience in application of GIS in: environment and health risk analyses and assessment; waste management; environment impact assessment; post-industrial site assessment; site characteristics; analyses of soil contamination with heavy metals, mapping of soil contamination, air pollution, and many more. He is an author and co-author of several information systems.

Godzik Stefan, Prof. Degree in biology, PhD in plant physiology, professor in life sciences. Experience in terrestrial ecology, especially under influence of environmental stress factors. Experience in water regime of plants in mountain areas and in using radioisotopes (14CO2) in gas exchange measurements. Member of the Polish National Committee IGBP - Global Change.

Klis Czeslaw, Dr. Ph.D. in Mathematics (Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw). Qualifications and professional experience: stochastic models of air pollutant transport; stochastic models of localisation of the sources of air pollutant; model of VOC emission based on GIS.

Miszalski Zbigniew, Prof. (Department of Plant Physiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow) Plant physiologists. The scientific activity is concentrated on various physiological problems. The main subject is mechanism resistance in plants under environmental stresses such as: air pollutants, water and salt stress. Also the effect of elevated CO2 level on plant metabolism has been intensively studied. The research covers many biochemical, physiological and ecological aspects.

Niewiadomska Ewa, Dr. (Department of Plant Physiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow) Plant physiologists. The scientific activity is concentrated on various physiological problems. The main subject is mechanism resistance in plants under environmental stresses such as: air pollutants, water and salt stress. Also the effect of elevated CO2 level on plant metabolism has been intensively studied. The research covers many biochemical, physiological and ecological aspects.

Szdzuj Jerzy, Dr. Physicists. Ph.D. in natural sciences. Chief of the Monitoring Station in Brenna. Responsible for gathering and processing data.





University of Tartu
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology
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Niinemets Ülo, Assoc. Prof. Dr. He has been working in the field of ecophysiology of species competitive interactions for the recent 15 years. He has extensively investigated quantitative relationships between foliage structural and assimilative characteristics all over the globe, and developed biochemical models to scale up the results from leaf to ecosystem level. His world perspective of structure versus function relationships is likely to lead to important generalizations from the core experimental sites to all European mountainous ecosystems. Furthermore, Dr. Niinemets has developed a set of biomechanical models to determine the biomass requirements of light harvesting for plants of various architectural constitution. He has previously provided essential input to several EU-funded research projects (BEMA, VOCAMOD) that have led to major scientific advancements in the field (s. the references in bold). The research planned in frames of the project is supported by other ongoing activities of his group.
In Carbomont he is the partner team manager of the stonia partner team. He participates in and co-ordinates the field-work, and provides major contribution to leaf-level modelling and to data synthesis. He also provides input to the literature review of structure-function relations in European mountainous ecosystems.
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Lukjanova Aljona, Dr. She has specific expertise in structure-functional relationships in plants: Her studies extend from anatomical investigations in leaf architecture to biomass partitioning in woody plants, results of which have recently published in leading international journals. Now she is a post-doctoral researcher.
In Carbomont she will conduct leaf anatomical studies that provide a key contribution to generalization of leaf structure vs. function relations.

Portsmuth Angelika, MSc. She has recently finished the Master thesis on biomass partitioning in woody species of varying successional status. The work involved comparative growth experiments in the laboratory as well as in field conditions, and has led to important novel scientific findings.
In Carbomont she will study the biomass partitioning of key species in core CARBOMONT sites, and participates in review and synthesis of structure vs. function relations. In addition, she studies the effect of land-use changes on vegetation carbon and nitrogen pools in response to land-use changes. The work in farmes of CARBOMONT forms a part of her PhD thesis.

Sõber Kalle In Carbomont he works as temporary computer technician, he participates in computerized image analysis of leaf anatomical variables, as well as in climatic data analysis for the review part of the work, and leaf-level photosynthesis modelling.
Tobias Mari, MSc. A a PhD student in Carbomont she will be primarily involved in generation of the database of leaf optical properties, but also provides essential input in generalization of altitudinal and latitudinal changes in plant biomass partitioning.







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