The objective of MaCCMic is to develop such tools that will help identify the main factors influencing forest understory microclimate and anticipate the impact of forest management (density, fragmentation, thinning, choice of species, understory removal, etc.) and climate change on forest microclimate and understory vegetation, notably in terms of climate extremes.
Bringing together long-term datasets of understory microclimate, state-of-the-art LiDAR and Sentinel2 products and biophysical forest microclimate modelling, we will quantify how understory microclimate is modified by local factors (canopy closure but also forest structure and functional diversity), landscape features (topography, but also the proximity of a river or the degree of fragmentation of the surroundings) and climate change (notably increasing atmospheric CO2 and its effect on plant physiology and forest regeneration).
To best tease apart the different factors influencing understory microclimate, we will integrate existing and comprehensive datasets of forest microclimate from Europe, North America and the Neotropical region, but will also design specific experiments or use biophysical microclimate models. Results from the project will then be synthetized and translated into clear recommendations and easy-to-use tools to help foresters understand the impact of climate change and their practices on understory microclimate.

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Departamento de Sistemas Agrícolas, Forestales y Medio Ambiente


Miembros del proyecto:
Peguero Pina, Jose Javier (Investigador/a); Gil Pelegrín, Eustaquio (Investigador/a); Sancho Kanpik, Domingo (Investigador/a); Ogée, Jérôme (Coordinador del proyecto total, red o consorcio); Ferrio Díaz, Juan Pedro (Coordinador/a)

646000,00 €

Socios y financiadores:
Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Financiador); Projet de Recherche Collaborative (PRC) (Programa financiador competitivo); Appel à projets générique 2021 CE01 - Terre fluide et solide (Programa financiador competitivo); Appel à projets générique 2021 CE32 - Terre fluide et solide (Programa financiador competitivo); INRA - Unité ISPA (Promotor); Laboratoire Évolution & Diversité Biologique (EDB) - Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (Participante); Ecology and Dynamics of Human-influenced Systems (Edysan) - CNRS/University of Picardy Jules Verne (Participante)