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Institut d'Astrophysique et
de Géophysique (Bât. B5c)

Quartier Agora
Allée du 6 août, 19C
B-4000 Liège 1 (Sart-Tilman)

Tel.: 04.366.9755
Fax: 04.366.9746


The main research themes developed by UMCCB are vegetation dynamics and biogeochemical cycles modelling, as well as modelling of paleoclimates and paleoenvironments. UMCCB researchers are developing or using ecosystem models at the site level (ASPECTS/WiTCh), as well as at the regional, continental or global scales (CARAIB dynamic vegetation model). UMCCB has also been involved in the development and the management of the Jalhay CarboEurope/FLUXNET site. This experimental site installed within a young mixed temperate forest is equipped with an eddy covariance system measuring the net exchange flux of CO2 between the forest and the atmosphere.

UMCCB is/has been involved in various research projects funded by local/regional (ULiège, F.R.S-FNRS), national (BELSPO) or European (EC, ESF) programmes. Currently running projects include BIOSERF, MASC and AFRIFORD, funded by Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO), as well as the European project MACSUR.

University of Liège > Faculty of Sciences > AGO Department > Unit for Modelling of Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles: A.Detal, January 2011.