Welcome to the SAPFLUXNET Project Wiki. Here you can find all the basic information about the project, guidelines for data contribution and updates on project results.
What is SAPFLUXNET?
SAPFLUXNET is an initiative aiming at compiling a global database of sap flow measurements in plants led by CREAF and an international team of researchers. The main goal of SAPFLUXNET is to advance in the scientific understanding of the ecological factors driving plant transpiration across the globe.
We invite the sap flow community worldwide to contribute with datasets to SAPFLUXNET. Before contributing with your data, please check that they fulfill the basic Data requirements.
- To assemble a global database of sub-daily, tree-level sap flow, associated plant traits and site metadata.
- To estimate parameter-based traits related to physiological regulation of transpiration at scales from hours to entire growing seasons.
- To analyse the main ecological drivers of transpiration-related traits and annual tree transpiration.
- To investigate the co-variation of water use traits with other (mostly hydraulic) plant functional traits and its role in shaping the drought vulnerability of woody species.
SAPFLUXNET begins as a 3-year project starting in October 2015 at CREAF and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness MINECO (Grant Nº CGL2014-55883-JIN).