BACI: 2015-2019

TOWARDS A BIOSPHERE ATMOSPHERE CHANGE INDEX

WP3 Ground data

Lead: UNITUS
Main Contact: Dario Papale

Ground data are a crucial component needed to train the models during the generation of new products (link to WP4), as independent validation for the BACI index (link to WP5) and to evaluate the biodiversity estimators (link to WP8).

OBJECTIVES

The WP3 is fully dedicated to the assemblage, harmonization, standardization and uncertainty evaluation of a set of heterogeneous ground data. Specific datasets are:

  • Changes in birds and plant communities in last 30 years
  • Ecosystem functional parameter derived from FLUXNET sites
  • Plant traits and phenology
  • Tree rings, their relationship with flux records and biomass
  • Leaf Area Index, biomass and ecosystem structure as derived from LiDAR data