Sustainable futures of Australian temperate forests: An investigation of coupled carbon, water and energy exchanges from hourly to centennial timescales

  • Beringer, Jason, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Hutley, Lindsay (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • McGuire, Anthony (Partner Investigator (PI))

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    Australia's forests are a critical natural resource that must be sustainably managed. We will determine the uptake/release of carbon from old growth and regrowth forests and assess the water budgets of the Melbourne water catchment. We aim to understand the current cycles of carbon, water and energy and how these may change over time (hours to centuries). We will integrate our observations with state-of-the-art models to improve our predictions of how forests will respond to change. This will aid our management of forests and forested catchments to ensure sustainable and viable water resources and optimise carbon sequestration.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0431/12/06

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD440,000.00
    • Monash University