This year's fieldwork of the workgroup was led by greenhouse gas measurement and biomass collection

The fieldwork season of the Landscape Biodiversity Workgroup is open! In early April, Elvi Liiv, a PhD student in the workgroup, started collecting biomass samples on meadows. However, work on the research area has been ongoing since March, when Martin Maddisson, co-professor of environmental technology in the Department of Geography, started measuring greenhouse gases.

"In addition to measuring greenhouse gases and collecting biomass, biomass is also measured with a drone - the latter is done by Marko Kohv, a researcher in applied geology from the Department of Geography. Since the water level in Emaju River is high, we can currently do field work in two of the three areas, that is, Tarve and Raadil," Elvi Liiv explains the dependence of field work on the weather. "In the Kärevere research area, we start collecting measurements and samples twice a month as soon as the big water recedes."

Field work related to greenhouse gas measurements is part of the activities of the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Land Use (FutureScapes), which, among other things, aims to gain a better overview of the role of grasslands in climate change mitigation.

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Elvi Liiv

University of Tartu Landscape Biodiversity Group

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