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KFRI joins the global Tree Water and Carbon Monitoring Network “”

Photo: After successful installation of TreeWatch sensors in one of the long-term monitoring sites of KFRI,   Mangrove forests of Kollam, Kerala. is a global network for monitoring tree hydraulics and carbon sequestration in the context of Climate Change. This is a unique tool to understand the hydraulic functioning and growth of trees. Dendrometers and sap flow sensors have the potential to detect stress from individual trees (and subsequently forests) in real-time. At a time when climate change is posing a serious challenge, Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) joins hand with Ghent University, Belgium, to study the consequence of climate change on different forest ecosystems, especially mangroves on the coastal areas of the State. KFRI has become the first and only collaborative institution in this network from outside of Europe.

Published on: June 10, 2021 December 24, 2021

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