Contact: Matthias Saurer,
The study will provide new insights into the trees’ response to drought and help policy makers to obtain necessary information for forest management. Our goal is to provide a prognostic tool based on a carbon isotope screening and growth analysis to estimate which trees may most likely survive future drought periods and which ones will die. The proposal was submitted within the COST Action FP 1106 “STREeSS – Studying tree responses to extreme events: A synthesis” and is funded by the the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. The project will be carried out in close cooperation with WSL Birmensdorf.
-- Main.MatthiasSaurer - 20 Mar 2013