Matta - Israel
LAI (Leaf Area Index)
The Matta LTER station studies the effects of climate change on the structure and function of Mediterranean shrubland ecosystems in Israel
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
The Matta LTER station studies the effects of climate change on the structure and function of Mediterranean shrubland ecosystems in Israel. At the Matta LTER, current experimental studies are carried out using rainout shelters (25 x 10 m) for studying the effects of drought on changes in the composition and structure of this ecosystem. Two type of scenarios are being study.
It was established in 2001 within the framework of the GLOWA Jordan River project. The study area represents abandoned terraces on hilly slopes transformed in Mediterranean shrublands and used for cattle and sheep grazing
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