Objectives

Our researchers study large- and smaller scale processes, from how the forest and soil influence greenhouse gases, aerosols, air mixing and clouds, to soil chemistry, microbiology and biodiversity. Our main research questions are:

  • How does the Amazon forest interact with climate and the water cycle?
  • What is the role of the Amazon forest in the global cycles of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide?
  • How do volatile organic compounds emitted from vegetation and soils affect atmospheric chemistry and the formation of aerosols and clouds?
  • How will Amazon forests be affected by climate change?