How do changes in vegetation dynamics affect biophysical properties in terrestrial ecosystems?

This research initiative aims to quantify the impact of vegetation dynamics and cover alterations on biophysical and biogeochemical properties in terrestrial ecosystems. Utilizing advanced computational models, the project focuses on understanding the interactions among energy, water, and carbon fluxes.

Specific attention is devoted to assessing the efficacy of terrestrial carbon sinks in various scenarios, including deforestation, reforestation, and natural greening processes.

Additionally, the project investigates internal forest feedback mechanisms, such as alterations in resilience thresholds that may exacerbate vulnerability to wildfires and extreme climatic events. The overarching objective is to resolve extant uncertainties in terrestrial carbon sink dynamics, thereby enhancing our understanding of their implications for global climate change and informing evidence-based strategies.