Mediterranean Forests In Transition (MEDIT)
In MEDIT we have deployed a network of forest plots where measurements of environmental, forest structural and functional properties are made, along a wide geographic gradient in Greece. This paper describes the long-term growth patterns of the dominant tree species in MEDIT plots. An integration of such type of measurements with individual-based models of forest dynamics can be found here. A series of new analyses and simulations will soon be available. This was a project funded with a fellowship from the General Secretariat for Research and Technology in Greece (PE10(927)).
During INTRABASIS I have developed the TFS model, an innovative simulator of forest dynamics. TFS integrates various field measurements, including tree size and functional traits distributions to initialize and simulate forest stand dynamics. Currently TFS is used by various research groups with applications at Tropical and Mediterranean Forest Ecosystems. A detailed description of TFS can be found here (with algorithms description here). This was a project funded by an Intra-European Research Fellowship (Project ID: 236936).
Ecosystem Monitoring and Modelling on Lesvos island
With students from the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean we are monitoring and modelling a range of plant functions and ecosystem processes including: Plant Response to Drought and Disturbances, Tree Growth and Mortality, Ecosystem Regeneration and C-fluxes. If you are interested to join our group or do your fieldwork on Lesvos, please contact me.
Here are some projects I have been involved with:
- QUERCC: Quantifying Ecosystems Role in the Carbon Cycle
- RAINFOR: Amazon Forest Inventory Network
- FUME: Forest fire under climate, social and economic changes
- GEM: Global Ecosystems Monitoring Network