Institute of Botany
of the Czech Academy of Sciences
the largest centre of botanical research in the Czech Republic
Water transport between soil and atmosphere in forest vegetation
||Water transport between soil and atmosphere in forest vegetation
Bouda Martin (co-researcher)
||The aim of this activity is the detailed description of water flows in the soil-plant-atmosphere system in forest stands in Central Europe. The work will focus on the description of the amount of evaporation (interception, soil surface evaporation and transpiration) in relation to the saturation of the soil profile and the state of the ground layer of the atmosphere in beech and spruce stands at several sites differing in climate character (temperature, precipitation and snowfall). The analysis of soil-atmosphere hydraulic fluxes will focus on periods of climatic extremes representing periodic recurrent periods of low precipitation, increased air temperature and lower snow cover leading to more frequent occurrence of soil drought. A focus on beech and spruce stands will allow a better estimate of the difference in moisture requirements of the two forest types dominant in Central Europe.
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