Please join the Environmental Change Initiative for a virtual seminar presented by Nina Buchmann, Professor of Grassland Sciences, ETH Zurich.
The talk title of her talk is "Response of forests and agroecosystems to environmental change: Insights from the Swiss FluxNet."
Abstract: The Swiss FluxNet is a network of six long-term ecosystem GHG flux measurement sites, covering all major land-use types in Switzerland (grassland, cropland, forest). Currently, we have 111 site-years of eddy-covariance flux data, all openly available, ranging from CO2 and H2O vapour fluxes from a cropland with the 2nd longest time-series globally to CH4 and N2O flux of grasslands and forests. The talk will address questions of carbon sink strengths, their environmental, biological and management drivers, as well as long-term effects of environmental change on water-use efficiency of forests.
Bio: Nina Buchmann is a tenured Professor of Grassland Sciences at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. She holds a PhD degree from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, worked as a postdoc at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, and headed her own research group at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany. The main research topics of Nina Buchmann include (1) plant and ecosystem physiology, (2) biogeochemistry of terrestrial ecosystems, in particular biosphere-atmosphere gas exchange, and (3) interactions among biodiversity, ecosystem functions/services, and sustainable resource use. She is the National Focal Point for ICOS Switzerland and with her groups runs the Swiss Fluxnet. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences in Germany, Fellow of the American Geophysical Union in 2018, and a “Highly Cited Researcher” in 2018 and 2019. Just recently, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award 2022 of the University of Utah, School of Biological Sciences.