Michael Dietze to participate in newly funded European project

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November 20th, 2013

E&E Assistant Professor Michael Dietze will be participating in PROFOUND, a project recently funded by the European Cooperative In Science and Technology or COST.

The project, titled “Towards robust PROjections of European FOrests UNDer climate change (PROFOUND),” was proposed for funding by Christopher Reyes of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Potsdam, Germany.

Prof. Dietze will be participating in two of the four working groups: “WG2: Uncertainty of process and scaling issues” and “WG3: Model comparisons and multi-model assessments.” Of the 39 participants, Prof. Dietze is the only member from the United States. Reyes explains his selection of Prof. Deitze in the proposal to COST: “Prof. Dietze has substantial expertise in the area of ecological forecasting,¬†forest ecosystem and community modeling. In particular, he has worked on modeling forests under climate change, environmental heterogeneity and disturbances, as well as on statistical analysis of computer models and Bayesian statistics. This experience will be valuable for PROFOUND. Furthermore, he adds an international perspective beyond the borders of Europe to this Action.”

The project will last four years.

To learn more about COST, click here.

To learn more about Prof. Dietze’s other grants and projects, click here.