A project to continue with the carbon balance measurements in Fitzroya forests was recently awarded by the Chilean National Science Foundation (Fondecyt). The four year project lead by the Universidad Austral de Chile is entitled "Climate - tree growth relationships and carbon dynamics in multimillenial old growth Fitzroya cupressoides forests in Southern South America (40º - 43º 30´S)" . Yadvinder will participate as an International Collaborator in this initiative.
In addition, the Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica (CONICYT) awarded funds to the Universidad Austral de Chile to install a Flux tower in Fitzroya forests located in the Coastal Range of southern Chile. This tower will be located close to the site where we are actually measuring productivity in this area.
Thanks to Yadvinder who strongly supported both proposals!