About project


  • Powerful  greenhouse gas – agent of global warming
  • Most dangerous stratospheric O3 depleting agent

Knowledge gap:

  • N2O budget: highly variable and scarcely studied
  • Canopy effect largely unknown
  • Tropical fluxes insufficiently studied

Major novelties of N2O flux:

  • Synchronous automated measurement of N2O fluxes in soil, plants & whole ecosystem
  • Eddy covariance N2O above forest canopy in tropics
  • Integrated microbiome and isotope analysis of N2O fluxes