Short description of research activities in CRC 990:

Analysis on the effect of land-use change, in particular from forest to oil palm plantation, on biophysical parameters and processes.

Topic of research include:
1. Canopy structure (leaf area index, coverage, height) and radiation distribution and interception, extinction coefficient
2. Microclimate
3. Surface roughness and turbulence
4. Momentum, sensible and latent heat fluxes
5. Modelling the CO2 exchange of oil palms and its controlling factors (canopy microclimate, nitrogen and water)