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Dr Alienor Lavergne
Imperial College London
The atmospheric CO2 concentration has increased significantly since the beginning of the industrial era due to human activities. CO2 released to the atmosphere with fossil fuel burning was partially absorbed by plants through photosynthesis, contributing to a decrease in CO2. However, it is still unclear how predicted climate changes will influence the carbon uptake by plants. This project thus aims at improving our understanding of the response of terrestrial ecosystems to increased CO2 levels and environmental changes in order to accurately predict the plant carbon sink in the future. The applicant is really excited in developing this project because assessing the driving processes affecting vegetation dynamics and terrestrial carbon uptake is fundamental to help designing policies for adaptation to climate change and to contribute to enhance the resilience of our societies.
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