Effects of herbivory severity on long-term forest carbon cycling
Title: Effects of herbivory severity on long-term forest carbon cycling
SNIC Project: SNIC 2022/22-987
Project Type: SNIC Small Compute
Principal Investigator: Daniel Metcalfe <daniel.metcalfe@umu.se>
Affiliation: Umeå universitet
Duration: 2022-10-11 – 2023-11-01
Classification: 10611
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Abstract

Some data suggest that plants respond differently to background herbivory compared to outbreak herbivory. Minor shifts in background insect herbivory caused by human activities, therefore, may have profound but poorly understood consequences for forest structure and function. This project aims to test if identical levels of total herbivory rate can causes differences in ecosystem carbon uptake and storage if the damage is incurred over different temporal frequencies.