Joint effects of CLimate Extremes and Atmospheric depositioN on European FORESTs

About the CLEANFOREST Action

Forests are at the forefront of our efforts to mitigate climate change and achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, to ensure a sustainable life on Earth. However, forest ecosystems are particularly threatened by global change components, such as increasing frequency and severity of climate extreme events, increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide and pollutants concentrations.

All these factors strongly influence the capacity of forests to continue providing important ecosystem services we rely on, including climate regulation and mitigation, biodiversity conservation, clean water and air supply, food and energy production, and improvement of human health and well-being, particularly in urban systems.


To develop a comprehensive understanding on the interactive effects of key global change drivers (*)CLEANFOREST will focus on climate extremes (drought and heatwaves) and atmospheric nitrogen and sulphur deposition on forest ecosystems functioning and health, and on their climate and air pollution mitigation potential.


To reduce data fragmentation (at spatial and temporal scales), to define common protocols and methods for measurements and data analyses in global change studies, and to promote data exchange as key actions to advance scientific knowledge and to fulfil the need of data (and evidence)-based solutions to policy and societal challenges.


To build an inclusive and international platform promoting synergies among scientists from different disciplines actively involved in existing research infrastructures (long-term monitoring networks and manipulation experiments), and fostering exchange between researchers and stakeholders (policymakers, forest managers, citizen science associations).


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Thirteenth webinar: Assessing ecosystem carbon fluxes using the eddy covariance technique, combined with in-growth coring

Date and time: 20th June 2024; 10:00 – 10:45 AM (CET)  Thirteenth webinar: Assessing ecosystem carbon fluxes using the eddy covariance technique, combined with in-growth...

2024 Second Open Call for Short – Term Scientific Missions (STSMs)

Deadline: The STSM is an open call until the 15th of August. A first review will be performed on the 17th of June and then on a rolling basis.
aim at supporting mobility and collaboration among researchers participating in the CLEANFOREST Action. An STSM consists of a visit to a host institution located in...

2024 Third Open Call for Inclusiveness Target Country Conference grant (ITC CG)

Deadline: 10th of June 2024
You are an early career scientist from an ITC country and want to present your work (within the areas of interest for Cleanforest).

2024 Third Open Call for Dissemination Conference grant (DCG)

Deadline: 10th of June 2024
Present and advertise the action to a large audience, or present the results of the action such as the synthesis prepared by the working groups.

Twelfth webinar: Science as a key component of the policymaking process

We are honored to announce that for the Twelfth event in the series we will be joined by Chloe Hill, the EGU Policy Manager.

Fourth interview: Grab a beer with Douglas Godbold

For the FOURTH event in the series, we will be joined by Douglas L. Godbold – the WG3 Advisor in the CLEANFOREST COST Action.


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