GHG Europe

WP3 Regional Assessments

The objective of WP3 is to provide data-rich case studies and observational evidence of regionally coherent changes in drivers and of ecosystem response. This includes CO2, N2O and CH4 (GHG) observations and detailed historical driver data in selected, data rich regions of Europe representative of typical regional trends in land use and management.

Six data-rich pilot regions were selected across a wide range of climate zones, biomes, land uses and socio-economic frame conditions, to quantify lateral C transport at the level of farm budgets and regions and to integrate information at the relevant scale for land use decisions. The availability of high-quality data on drivers and GHG fluxes makes the regions an ideal test bed for models (WP4, WP5).
Based on the variety of available data sets for various drivers and GHG fluxes, WP3 develops methods for systematic uncertainty estimates in scale representation over heterogenous landscapes and attempts a top-down verification of the CO2 and CH4 budget of two regions at high resolution (Netherlands, France).


Workpackage Lead: Prof. Han Dolman (VUA)

GHG-Europe data rich regions with different vulnerability to natural and anthropogenic drivers plus undersampled ecosystems (Mediterranean shrublands, Eastern European forests).

EU contract No. 244122


Project finished in September 2013  [more]

Imer D, Merbold L, Eugster W, Buchmann N (2013)  [more]

Luyssaert, S., G. Abril, et al. (2012)  [more]

Merbold L, Steinlin C, Hagedorn F (2013)   [more]

Mohn J, Steinlin C, Merbold L, Emmenegger L, Hagedorn F (2013)   [more]

Nabuurs G-J, Lindner M, Verkerk PJ, Gunia K, Deda P, Michalak R, Grassi G (2013)  [more]

Scott RL, Serrano-Ortiz P, Domingo F, Hamerlynck EP, Kowalski AS (2012)  [more]

Wolf S, Eugster W, Ammann C, Haeni M, Zielis S, Hiller R, Stieger J, Imer D, Merbold L, Buchmann N (2013)   [more]


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GHG-Europe at a glance

Fundingsource: EU (FP7)
EC-contribution: 6.6 Mio.€
Duration: 2010-2013
Consortium: 41 partners, 15 countries
Coordinator: A. Freibauer (TI)