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How do forests breathe when climate changes?

EU scientists have set up a monitoring station that measures the oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange at ground level and in the air, 36-metre above the trees at the JRC Ispra site.

Forests are the green lungs of our planet. This monitoring station, roughly 10 metres above the canopy, measures how the forest breathes,  records how it reacts to climate change and global warming and calculates its capacity to store carbon dioxide.

Find out more on air quality and greenhouse gases research at the JRC.

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