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Welcome to the IMPRINT project website!

Impacts of Microclimatic Processes on foRest bIodiversity redistributioN under macroclimaTe warming

NEWS!!

Two new sections on this website:

Photo Gallery (in the lab / in the field)

Publications scientific & popular science

And also, an interactive map of our study areas:

Here is the project thread:

10/2019

Beginning of the IMPRINT project

Funding obtained from the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) for 2019 – 2023




See the stakes of the project: Why is it so important to model microclimate?
See the objectives and methods

10/2019
02/2020

Intercalibration of HOBO and TMS sensors

From -20°C to +50°C
(using a freezer, two cold chambers, a phytotron, an oven…)



See data collection for more detail about the sensors

02/2020
07/2020

First field session in the three forests
(Mormal, Blois and Aigoual)

Installing HOBO climatic sensors
Dendrometric surveys
Estimating canopy cover



See study area to learn more about our sampling design
See data collection for more detail about the field protocol

07/2020
10/2020

pH measurements

From our soil samples collected on the field

10/2020
10/2020

Mobilization of the RENECOFOR network

Installation of TMS sensors by ONF agents:
– in the center of deciduous RENECOFOR plots
– in nearby open, fully lighted environments


10/2020
05/2021

Second field session on the three forests

Floristic and faunistic (ground arthropods) surveys



See data collection to know more about biodiversity survey

05/2021
08/2021

Télédétection LiDAR

Airborne LiDAR scanning on the three forests
3D Data treatment to obtain fine ground and canopy surface models

08/2021
2021-2023

Analysis and feedback to society

Modelling, using collected data

Communication of results to the scientific community, environment and forestry professionnals, and the general public

Diffusion of all project data in open-access data on http://microclimat.cnrs.fr

2021-2023

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