Professor Doerthe Tetzlaff has been awarded one of Europe's most prestigious awards for young scientists by the European Research Council (ERC).
Professor Tetzlaff's €1.5M project, “VeWa: Vegetation Effects on Water Flow in High-Latitude Ecosystems,” will examine the impacts of climate change on vegetation-water linkages along a northern climatic gradient investigating four intensively studied experimental sites in the UK, Canada and Sweden. Such a geographically extensive comparison has never been conducted in such environments and will allow the consistency of processes, drivers and climatic impacts to be assessed across a range of spatial scales. Two linked postdoctoral research fellow positions will be advertised shortly. VeWa is one of only 285 grants funded from over 3,300 proposals submitted to the ERC-2013 Starting Grant call across the natural and social sciences.