Schaepman-Strub Gabriela

Feedbacks between biodiversity and climate through plant traits and light interaction in the Arctic tundra

Project Number: URPP-GCB-GSS-17-01
Project Type: Research_Project
Project Duration: 01/05/2017 - 04/30/2021
Funding Source: University ,
Project Leader: Dr. Gabriela Schaepman-Strub
Research scientist
Institut für Evolutionsbiologie und Umweltwissenschaften
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich
Phone: +41 (0) 44 635 48 06 ; +41 (0) 44 635 52 04
e-Mail: gabriela.schaepman(at)

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Research Areas:
High Altitude

Biodiversity, Ecosystem functioning, Land surface energy budget, Plant traits, Precipitation/drought experiment

The forecast for biodiversity under climate change requires understanding of biological mechanisms and their interaction with climate through carbon and energy fluxes. This project investigates functional traits related to the light environment, at intra-specifc, inter-specific and community scale. We investigate constraints within the trait-space and how these constraints regulate the interaction of light with vegetation. Finally, we experimentally test how light-related traits change under a global change driver (i.e. drought) and how these changes feed back to the atmosphere in the Arctic tundra.

Last update: 4/28/17
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2019)
Update the data of project: CH-6042

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