Biogeophysics and Climatology
Biogeophysics is concerned with how the soil, plants and atmosphere interact with each other through the transport and exchange of energy and various compounds. The biogeophysics and climatology group at INES are climate and eosystem researchers and modellers using both observational data and modelling to study the interaction between nature and climate, today and in the future.
Events in nature such as storms, extreme precipitation, and temperature shifts following climate change have large effects on northern temperate forests. Further, in the aftermaths of storms the bark beetle may cause severe damage, killing millions of trees. Our group study ecosystems and nutrient cycling from large regional scales down to the detailed functioning of plants such as their ability to regulate the size of their microscopic openings on the leaf surfaces.
Much of the research is carried out in northern latitudes, but our researchers are also looking at ecosystem dynamics and climate interactions in Africa. There has not been as much studies as in Europe, and there are several pieces to find of the puzzle to get the full picture of African ecosystems.
To better insight to our research and the complex interactions involved, read more about our research projects in the menu to the left.