Net Ecosystem Production (NEP) of forests is the net carbon dioxide (CO2) fluxes between land and the atmosphere due to forests’ biogeochemical processes. NEP varies with natural drivers such as precipitation, air temperature, solar radiation, plant functional type (PFT), and soil texture, which affect the gross primary production and ecosystem respiration, and thus the net… More

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In the context of the ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) Reseach Infrastructure, the equivalent of the American NEON in Europe, the 10 year-old Fontainebleau-Barbeau (FR-Fon site) forest station has been upgraded to comply with the ICOS Class 1 mandatory requirements. These improvements consisted in the installation of new ICOS standardized sensors and instruments as well as the… More