Carbon, Water and Energy Fluxes of Terrestrial Ecosystems in Italy

  • Dario Papale
  • Mirco Migliavacca
  • Edoardo Cremonese
  • Alessandro Cescatti
  • Giorgio Alberti
  • Manuela Balzarolo
  • Luca Belelli Marchesini
  • Eleonora Canfora
  • Raffaele Casa
  • Pierpaolo Duce
  • Osvaldo Facini
  • Marta Galvagno
  • Lorenzo Genesio
  • Damiano Gianelle
  • Vincenzo Magliulo
  • Giorgio Matteucci
  • Leonardo Montagnani
  • Fabio Petrella
  • Andrea Pitacco
  • Guenther Seufert
  • Donatella Spano
  • Paolo Stefani
  • Francesco P. Vaccari
  • Riccardo Valentini
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Abstract

In this chapter the Eddy Covariance network of Italy is presented, with a short introduction to each of the 29 sites that were active during the CarboItaly project. These sites provided a unique dataset for a better study and understanding of the carbon cycle of terrestrial ecosystems and the links between carbon sink capacity and the main environmental factors. After a number of examples of Eddy Covariance time series where it is possible to see the effect of interannual climate variability and disturbances and managements practices, an analysis of the role of the Carbon Uptake Period in the total Net Ecosystem Exchange (NEE) definition and a study of the effect of temperature and precipitation on the interannual variability of NEE are presented in order to show the way these data can contribute to a better understanding of the role and response of ecosystems to climate change.

Keywords

Leaf Area Index Gross Primary Production Eddy Covariance Short Rotation Coppice Deciduous Broadleaf Forest 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dario Papale
    • 1
  • Mirco Migliavacca
    • 2
  • Edoardo Cremonese
    • 3
  • Alessandro Cescatti
    • 2
  • Giorgio Alberti
    • 4
  • Manuela Balzarolo
    • 1
  • Luca Belelli Marchesini
    • 1
  • Eleonora Canfora
    • 1
  • Raffaele Casa
    • 5
  • Pierpaolo Duce
    • 16
  • Osvaldo Facini
    • 6
  • Marta Galvagno
    • 3
  • Lorenzo Genesio
    • 7
  • Damiano Gianelle
    • 8
  • Vincenzo Magliulo
    • 9
  • Giorgio Matteucci
    • 10
    • 11
  • Leonardo Montagnani
    • 12
  • Fabio Petrella
    • 13
  • Andrea Pitacco
    • 14
  • Guenther Seufert
    • 2
  • Donatella Spano
    • 15
    • 17
  • Paolo Stefani
    • 1
  • Francesco P. Vaccari
    • 7
  • Riccardo Valentini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department for Innovation in Biological, Agro-Food and Forest System (DIBAF)University of TusciaViterboItaly
  2. 2.Joint Research Center, Institute for Environment and SustainabilityEuropean CommissionIspraItaly
  3. 3.ARPA Valle D’AostaAostaItaly
  4. 4.Department of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesUniversity of UdineUdineItaly
  5. 5.DAFNEUniversity of TusciaViterboItaly
  6. 6.IBIMETCNRBolognaItaly
  7. 7.IBIMETCNRFlorenceItaly
  8. 8.Department of Sustainable Agro-Ecosystems and Bioresources, Research and Innovation CenterFondazione Edmund Mach, Michele All’ AdigeTrentoItaly
  9. 9.ISAFOMCNRErcolanoItaly
  10. 10.ISAFOMCNRRendeItaly
  11. 11.IBAFCNRMonterotondoItaly
  12. 12.Forest Services and Agency for the Environment, Autonomous Province of Bolzano, Faculty of Science and TechnologyFree University of BolzanoBolzanoItaly
  13. 13.Institute for Wood Plant and Environment (IPLA)Environmental Disease and Soil Conservation UnitTurinItaly
  14. 14.DAFNAEUniversity of PaduaPaduaItaly
  15. 15.Department of Science for Nature and Environmental Resources (DIPNET)University of SassariSassariItaly
  16. 16.IBIMETCNRSassariItaly
  17. 17.Impacts on Agriculture, Forest and Natural Ecosystem Division (IAFENT)Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Changes (CMCC)SassariItaly

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