REALM research update from Dr Keith Bloomfield

Photosynthesis may be light-dependent, but what about other (and co-related) climate variables such as temperature?  Is it possible to describe the environmental dependencies of gross primary productivity (GPP)?  Moving outside the controlled conditions of a growth chamber or greenhouse, attempting to answer such questions for natural ecosystems becomes complicated.  Further complexity is generated by plant … Continue reading REALM research update from Dr Keith Bloomfield

Mapping managed grassland ecosystem from space and modelling. By Ramesh Ningthoujam

Monitoring of grassland management in long-term ecological experiments (LTEs) at an ecosystem level is necessary due to potential impacts on biomass production in response to climate change. Knowledge gaps remain about how grasses with different nutrients and management affected the leaf chlorophyll content (CC) and intrinsic photosynthetic capacity (maximum carboxylation rate: Vcmax) in grassland ecosystem. … Continue reading Mapping managed grassland ecosystem from space and modelling. By Ramesh Ningthoujam