The ClimMani COST action will develop a network for the experimental climate change research community bringing experimentalists and modelers together in order to provide solutions to current challenges in climate change experiments.
ClimMani is organised within four Working Groups to address Experimental best practice, use of gradients in experimentation, data sharing and syntheses and data-model interaction.
Short Term Scientific Missions
Short-Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) are one way of advancing the scientific objectives of the Action.
Call owill now summer 2017
Mission to be completed before April 1st 2018
Global litter decomposition initiative - ClimMani has entered a global initiative on litter decomposition to compare short and long term carbon dynamics across multiple sites and experiments.
ClimMani develops a Meta Database providing registration and search facilities for ecosystem experiments globally. Read more
Bayreuth Phytometer Initiative
Our phytometer experiment creates a living reference unit for community ecology that indicates the relative influence of cross-site climate and soil conditions of emergent community properties. By using a standardized plant community and substrate alongside the same plant community planted in local soil, sites spanning environmental gradients gain a valuable common metric for disentangling vegetation drivers. This common metric is a biological indicator that naturally incorporates the many physical variables that influence vegetation.