Principal Investigator: Associate Professor Guy Schurgers
Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen (KU)
We do research on the interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and its physical and chemical environment, e.g. on the exchange of carbon dioxide and reactive trace gases between plants and the atmosphere, with a specific focus on high-latitude ecosystems. To do simulations at regional or global scale with these terrestrial ecosystem models, we use HPC systems such as ABACUS 2.0.
These results can help us to understand how future climate change will affect the ability of different ecosystems to take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Because carbon dioxide is a potent greenhouse gas, understanding how much terrestrial ecosystems can take up and how much will remain in the atmosphere will help us when projecting future changes in the climate system.