TEA combines established methods in ecophysiology (i.e., measuring sap flow, detecting continuous stem radius changes, and recording the microclimatic conditions) with advanced methods of measuring ultrasonic acoustic emissions (UAEs) and detecting electrophysiological signals, so-called electrical potentials (EPs).
In our research project 'trees: Rendering Ecophysiological Processes Audible', we are working on the acoustic recording, analysis and representation of ecophysiological processes in plants and studying the acoustic and aesthetic requirements for making them perceptible.
TreeNet is a biological drought and growth indicator network of forest ecosystems. It provides information about drought responses of trees all over Switzerland and their effects on the carbon balance of forests. TreeNet links the research of the eddy flux super sites Davos and Lägeren to the forest next to your home.