Cooperation between AnaEE and the Chinese research infrastructure on impact of climate change on agro-ecosystem productivity.
Cooperation between AnaEE and the Chinese research infrastructure on impact of climate change on agro-ecosystem productivity. During his stay in the Institute of Resource, Ecosystem and Environment of Agriculture, Nanjing Agricultural University (China), Dr. Abad Chabbi (AnaEE Coordinator) proposed to link heavily instrumented and well-designed field experiments of climate change effects on agro-ecosystem to AnaEE infrastructure.
This multidisciplinary research infrastructure project was created by Chinese State Public interest research funding and lead by Prof. Dr. Genxing PAN, involving more than 13 research institutes from all over China and aiming to address the overall critical impact of climate change of warming and CO2 enrichment in agricultural productivity and long-term ecosystems services by coupling short-term versus long term changes in the agro-ecosystem productivity and functioning.
The idea of linking the two infrastructures was welcomed by the project consortium in China, as it will underpin the cooperation between Europe and China in the field ecosystem science especially around the issues related to climate and food security.