- Space data offer unprecedented opportunities for monitoring the state and transformation of land ecosystems and anthropogenic impacts.
- Today, space data archives and novel space-borne Earth observation (EOs) are complemented by a variety of in-situ monitoring approaches of vegetation properties, ecosystem functioning, biodiversity states, land-use systems amongst others.
- The key is integrating optical and radar space data with ground observations for deriving novel downstream products required by end-user community.
- The synthesis of existing EOs and downstream products should allow detecting changes in land ecosystems, and attributing changes to climate and societal transformations.
BACI paper in Nature geoscience: Biomass turnover time in terrestrial ecosystems halved by land use.
The terrestrial carbon cycle is not well quantified. Biomass turnover time is a crucial parameter in the global carbon cycle, and contributes to the feedback between the terrestrial carbon cycle and climate…
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BACI paper accepted in Ecology and Evolution: Potential and limitations of inferring ecosystem photosynthetic capacity from leaf functional traits.
Date: August 2016
BACI Progress and review meeting.
Date: 06-09 June, 2016
Location: Max Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany.
Agenda: BACI Progress and review meeting
BACI will be presented at the Living Planet Symposium.
Date: 09-13 May, 2016
Location: Prague, Czech Republic.
Link: Living Planet Symposium.
Kickoff meeting, 19th to 21st of May 2015 at the Max Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany.
BACI becomes associate partner to EU BON project
Link: EU BON newsletter
Project Start: April 2015.
- The main user group benefitting from BACI will be scientists across disciplines and application areas ranging from biodiversity conservation to ecosystem ecologist, and scientists working at the interface of social and ecological systems.
- BACI also explores additional potential user groups. In particular WPs 7 & 8 are in charge of this endeavour and supported by dissemination activities in WP9. This includes user consultation workshops (e.g. Vienna; Nov. 2015) and establishing a network of data users from the land-system science community, experts from land system science, experts of co-design and co-production of knowledge, land managers and practitioners. In the remaining duration of the project, WP7 also aims at reaching additional users through various upcoming events, where BACI products will be introduced to a broader user community (Beijing; Oct. 2016). If you are interested in participating feel free to contact the management team at any point!