The University of Birmingham has commenced long term forest research into the dynamic response of forests to environmental change, including climate change, which is only partially understood. To increase understanding, BIFor has built a Free-Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) experiment, set in mature, unmanaged, temperate woodland. It is located on private land in their Staffordshire UK University campus.
BIFoR will also connect to long-term ecosystem research networks in the UK, continental Europe, and North America. This includes linking our keystone experimental facility, BIFoR FACE closely with the already operational EucFACE facility in Australia and the AmazonFACE facility in Brazil, and any other forest FACE facilities built in the future. Find out more about Partnership working here. Listen to Pofessor Rob MacKenzie describe the focus of the institute’s research and the importance of understanding how forests work.