TA feedback - IDPAN Ecophys CHA Lab
- Stem respiration of dominant and suppressed trees in a mixed forest - remote access Nov 2013
- Carbon balance in clones of coppiced forest of Quercus pyrenaica - Nov-Dec 2013
Applicant: Forest Genetics and Ecophysiology Research Group, ETS Forestry Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Duration: 13 November - 12 December 2013
Feedback: Scientific achievements included: Analyses of total nos structural carbohydrates (soluble sugars and starch) as well as nitrogen and carbon concentrations have been performed. These analyses were needed to test our hypothesis on root/shoot physiological imbalance of clones of coppiced Quercus pyrenaica in the Iberian peninsula.
We have done the TNC analysis that was the main goal, I have learned the methodology, and we are also considering to collaborate in more experiments dealing with oak species decline.
I am very satisfied with the provided service. First of all, we successfully performed two experiments. And secondly I had an experience of a short stay in a foreign laboratory where I learned new techniques and had the opportunity to discuss with other researchers our common experiments and research lines. I think any researcher of forest physiology could be interested.
Applicant: Forest Genetics and Ecophysiology Research Group, E.T.S. Forestry Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Duration: Remote access, November 2013
Feedback: The nonstructural carbohydrates and nitrogen analyses were done fast and the results were reasonable and matched our working hypotheses. The results have been summarized in one manuscript under review in Plant Cell and Environment.
I'd recommend anyone with a clear project in mind to get in touch with Trees4Future to help you develop it.