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Segment 2: Ecophysiological laboratory

Ecophysiological laboratory comprising instruments and devices for measuring physiological response to GCC in ecosystems and for supporting measurements to evaluate flows or emissions of greenhouse gases. This laboratory includes specific laboratory and field devices for research of the key plant physiological characteristics such as photosynthesis (gazometric systems and fluorimeters), or for research on the content and efficiency of pigments and enzymes (chromatography, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry). It also includes sap-flow transpiration measurement systems, equipment for researching the spectral-optical properties of leaves (spectroradiometer), leaf area measurement, root scanners, automatic dendrometers, etc. To understand the molecular mechanisms of plant adaptation and resistance to environmental stimuli, these ecophysiological techniques are combined with metabolomic approaches and isotopic analyses. In collaboration with research institutes, universities and industry, the outputs are primarily used to estimate the impacts of GCC on agricultural and forestry production, including expected impacts on food quality, and to develop and test sensors and methods for precision farming or to assess forest vitality vegetation. This infrastructure is used for the needs of ESFRI infrastructures ICOS and AnaEE.

Portable gas-exchange (top) and chlorophyll fluorescence (bottom) systems for the investigation of photosynthesis.

Chlorophyll fluorescence imaging system for mapping of photosynthetic performance in plants (left) and 3D scanner combined with chlorophyll fluorescence imaging system (right).