Use of a flexible chamber to measure stem respiration


We present a flexible chamber to measure the CO2 efflux from tree bark. The easy-to-use chamber is made of stainless steel and is clamped around an individual tree stem section; it uses a portable gas analyzer to retrieve the stem respiration value. Using the individual data points in combination with data from a forest inventory, the data can, in principle, be up-scaled to achieve the stand-scale stem respiration. We performed a feasibility study in a young forest plantation in tropical southern Taiwan, which yielded robust and meaningful results.

Eike Maximilian Esders
Eike Maximilian Esders
Dust Scientist

My research interests include transport of plastic via the atmosphere.