Monitoring Sites - Cumberland Plain

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The purpose of the Cumberland Plain flux station is:

  • to quantify the exchanges of carbon dioxide, water vapour and energy in a dry sclerophyll forest.

  • to characterize the functional behaviour and sensitivity of the different components contributing to the ecosystem carbon balance from sub-daily to multi-annual temporal scales and under climatic variability.

  • to identify the role of hydraulic limitations on constraining ecosystem productivity.

  • to quantify the impact of mistletoe on plant physiological processes and whole ecosystem water vapour and carbon dioxide exchange.

  • to validate remote sensing estimates of different radiation components to obtain accurate regional predictions of fuel moisture.

  • to understand how wood traits and microbial diversity interact to determine rates of wood decay.

Modified: 7/10/21