How do Agroforestry tree species cope with climate variability and longterm climate changes in different ecological zones and climate regime? uri icon


  • In the context of adaptation to climate change we have running projects with German universities and the World Agroforestry Centre. The main objectives are:To asses the adaptation (coping strategies) of trees to climate variability (seasonal, inter-annual), long-term climate change (in decades and centuries) in different agro ecological zones and climate regimes (Fig1) to quantify the effect of various climate variables and atmospheric CO2 concentration on plant productivity and water use efficiency and trade offs to reconstruct long term past climate information and extreme events from tree ring width and stable isotopes in tree rings

publication date

  • 2010