Dr. Sophia Etzold
My research interest ranges from the small scale of tree physiological processes to the large scale of forest ecosystem carbon budgeting, concerning changing climatic conditions.
Currently, I am studying responses of forest ecosystems to changing environmental conditions using Swiss and European long-term monitoring data. Some of the topics I am investigating are:
- The impact of air quality (N deposition and ozone) and climate change on forest growth in European monitoring plots (ECLAIRE)
- The impact of drought on tree mortality in Swiss forests (Relative mortality)
- The carbon allocation in trees during mast and non-mast years in Europe (Seeds-C)