Author:
Lola E Fatoyinbo

The ERC Advanced Grant project PeatlandN2O (N2O Budgets in Peatlands - from Process to Ecosystem) launch

The ERC Advanced Grant project PeatlandN2O (N2O Budgets in Peatlands - from Process to Ecosystem) will be launched at the White Hall of University of Tartu (on Toome Hill) on

Thursday, 7th December 2023, 13:00 – 17:00.

The conference aims to present starting ideas for the PeatlandN2O project, which received the ERC Advanced Grant in 2023. Laughing gas or nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent greenhouse gas and dangerous stratospheric O3 depleting agent. N2O climate warming potential is 265 times higher than CO2. N2O is a product of various soil processes, including denitrification, nitrification, and other less-studied mechanisms. Partitioning of N2O fluxes between all these different mechanisms is still a major challenge. Microbial processes are of particular importance for N2O budgets. The role of canopy and tree stems in N2O budgets is currently unknown. Novel flux measurement techniques implemented at different ecosystem levels in combination with remote sensing methods can provide a solid basis for adequate estimation of long-term N2O fluxes in peatlands from local to the global scale.

The conference is in English.

Project website

Conference Program can be found here

All welcome! Please, register your interest before 4 Dec. here.

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