Tenth webinar: ‘Ammonia deposition to tropical and temperate forest canopy layers

Tenth webinar: ‘Ammonia deposition to tropical and temperate forest canopy layers

Date and time: 8th April 2024; 14:00 – 15:00 PM (CET)

Tenth webinar: “Ammonia deposition to tropical and temperate forest canopy layers”

The CLEANFOREST webinar series is hosted by the COST Action’s Young Researchers community for all interested researchers and practitioners during the second and fourth week of every month. For the Tenth event in the series we will be joined by Ajinkya Deshpande, from the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Ammonia (NH3) pollution has emerged as a major cause of concern as atmospheric concentrations continue to increase globally. Environmentally damaging NH3 levels are expected to severely affect sensitive and economically important organisms, but evidence is lacking in many parts of the world. In this webinar, Ajinkya will describe the design and operation of a wind-controlled NH3 enhancement system to quantify deposition sinks within forest canopies. Ajinkya will discuss the establishment of NH3 enhancement systems in a temperate birch woodland in the UK and a tropical sub-montane forest in central Sri Lanka, both simulating real-world NH3 pollution conditions and application of a bi-directional resistance model. The findings of this work will focus on understanding how NH3 is transported within forest canopies and which canopy layers are the largest deposition sinks, thus putting associated organisms at risk of NH3 exposure. The experimental setup along with the resistance model has helped identify the fate of NH3 in forests where the gas enters the canopy laterally through the trunk space from nearby point sources and exposes the understorey to high NH3 levels. Lastly, Ajinkya will discuss how the spatiotemporal variation in atmospheric ammonia over Europe is being assessed in CLEANFOREST COST Action.

Please register via the link here.

Deadline: please sign-up via the registration link above before the webinar.

Contact:

Share this post

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email
WhatsApp

Find out More

Eleventh webinar: Are there any discrepancies between root and stem intra annual growth?

For the Eleventh event in the series we will be joined by Negar Rezaie, reporting on her STSM carried out in 2023.

Third Interview: Glass of Ouzo with Mariangela Fotelli

For the THIRD event in the series, we will be joined by Mariangela Fotelli – the STSM coordinator in the CLEANFOREST COST Action.

Monitoring spatiotemporal changes in global change drivers and their effects on semiarid woodlands and forests

The COST Action CLEANFOREST organizes its first Training School on “Monitoring spatiotemporal changes in global change drivers and their effects on semiarid woodlands and forests”,...

2024 Open Second Call for Dissemination Conference Grants

CLEANFOREST is offering up to four Dissemination Grants (of up to €1,000 each for onsite conferences ) for advertising the action at high-level conference organized...

2024 Second Open Call for ITC* Conference Grants

CLEANFOREST is offering 4 ITC Conference Grants (of up to €1,000 each) for young researchers and innovators to attend a high-level conference and present their...

Ninth webinar: Working towards an understanding of the N retention capacity of afforested forest soils

Ninth webinar: Working towards an understanding of the N retention capacity of afforested forest soils Presenter: Caitlin LewisDate and time: 13th March 2024; 14:00 –...