Tiago Ermitão (IPMA / University of Lisbon - Instituto Dom Luiz) - Impacts on Global Carbon Cycle
Tiago Ermitão covers practical application of studying impacts of heatwaves and droughts on the carbon cycle, namely vegetation productivity losses.
Droughts and heatwaves have become more frequent and severe over the last years as a consequence of climate change. These events result in water stress conditions to vegetation, affecting photosynthesis and respiration from plant to ecosystem scales, impacting the net carbon balance of ecosystems. This lecture will provide insights on the impacts of climate extreme events on vegetation function and the carbon cycle, showcasing examples on how these impacts can be detected using remote sensing products how Earth System and other models can be used to project future impacts of extreme events on the Carbon cycle.