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