MONTHLY UPDATES

April 2022

Some of us at the dissertation of Johanna Lethin at the University of Gothenburg. Etienne Zibera (to the right) is visiting Sweden to take the course "Plant ecophysiology in a global change perspective".

April 2022

March 2022

Installation of soil lysimeter for coming sampling of soil water 18O isotopes to estimate functional rooting depth. Persons working: Etienne Zibera, Göran Wallin and Ntirugulirwa Bonaventure.

March 2022

January-February 2022

Great start of 2022 with three new publications with Rwanda TREE data:

Manishimwe A, Ntirugulirwa B, Zibera E, Nyirambangutse B, Mujawamariya M, Dusenge ME, Bizuru E, Nsabimana D, Uddling J, Wallin G (2022) Warming responses of leaf morphology are highly variable among tropical tree species. Forests 13:219.
(link: https://doi.org/10.3390/f13020219)

Wittemann M, Anddersson MX, Ntirugulirwa B, Tarvainen L, Wallin G, Uddling J (2022) Temperature acclimation of net photosynthesis and its underlying component processes in four tropical tree species. Tree Physiology.
(link: https://doi.org/10.1093/treephys/tpac002)

Crous K, Uddling J, De Kauwe MG (2022) Temperature responses of photosynthesis and respiration in evergreen trees from boreal to tropical latitudes. New Phytologist.
(link: https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17951)

January-February 2022

December 2021

Etienne Zibera leading the 14th stem growth measurement campaign at all sites, this time also making tree health inspections.

December 2021

November 2021

See our new paper in New Phytologist: "Handling the heat – photosynthetic thermal stress in tropical trees" by Tarvainen et al.

Link: https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nph.17809?af=R

November 2021

October 2021

A paper with three Rwanda TREE co-authors was recently published in Nature! Our research contributed valuable Nyungwe data on aboveground C stocks for tropical montane forests.

Link: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03728-4?proof=t%25C2%25A0

October 2021

September 2021

Olivier measuring nighttime sapflow with a portable thermal dissipation probe system, with sensors installed on >100 trees.

September 2021

August 2021

Paper by Dusenge et al. published in Global Change Biology: Limited thermal acclimation of photosynthesis in tropical montane tree species.

Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.15790

August 2021

July 2021

Olivier making leaf water potential measurements as part of his hydraulic field measurement campaign.

July 2021

June 2021

Masts with infra-red sensors for canopy temperature measurements, raised and logging every 15th minute at all sites (here Makera).

June 2021

June 2021

Myriam and Johan in a good mood after the successful PhD dissertation of Myriam – the first one in the Rwanda TREE protect!

June 2021