Direct estimation of forest-level (canopy) carbon exchange through eddy covariance studies carried out under varied climatic conditions through three years.
Assessment of net primary productivity and its spatio-temporal variation within a tropical rainforest landscape.
Determination of whole-tree response functions to climatic variation for the major functional types of tropical rainforest canopy trees, thus enabling a first-level assessment of the sensitivity of forest productivity to changes in biodiversity.
Assessment of soil carbon pools and dynamics, the principle determinants of the role of tropical rain forests as carbon sinks or sources.
Assessment of root biomass and production