Climate change is expected to significantly modify the physical environment of ecosystems. As a consequence, the resilience of ecosystems to various types of stress (such as air pollution) is likely to change. In addition, different climatic conditions will change biogenic emissions of air pollutants and greenhouse gases.
Within the EU-FP7 ECLAIRE project, scientists will improve the process understanding of emissions, bi-directional exchange processes and in-canopy reactions to quantify the effects of climate change on air pollution impacts. It will use the new insights to develop response strategies for European ecosystems, with a special focus on the role of ozone and nitrogen.
ECLAIRE will target climate-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions and their implications for ecosystems effects at the Europe scale, combining observations and experiments in the field and laboratory with modelling experiments from plot to European scales.
ECLAIRE will deliver:
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