Wadi Nar station - Palestine, State of

Basic Information
Site Name
Wadi Nar station
Short name
Kidron vally
Country
Palestine
Site Manager
Keywords
aboveground biomass
Ecotone type
Grassland ecosystem
Mediterranean climate
Site Description
this site located to the East of the city of Bethlehem in Palestinian with an altitude of 532 meters above sea level, with an average annual rainfall of about 246 mm
Metadata Update Date
2019-07-02 16:10:44
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Year Established
2015
Purpose
To develop a robust, transferable, and cost-effective interdisciplinary monitoring, experimental, and modeling program that integrates a conceptual-methodological framework to identify spatial patterns of the functional dry land CZ(critical zone) using EI (ecological integrity).) To study, in the CZ, soil functions (e.g. infiltration capacity, soil water retention) water cycling (e.g. rainfall-runoff-soil moisture- evaporation-transpiration) the function of the biotic ecosystem engineers (e.g. their role in soil and water conservation and leakage) and their integrated effect on geodiversity and biodiversity, ecosystem function, EI and ecosystem services at the catchment scale.To provide a functional representation of the CZ and its EI, driven by soil functions and ecosystem biotic engineers in complex landscape mosaic of dry lands.
Research Topics
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Geographic
Size
0.45ha
Elevation (average)
435.00msl
Elevation (min)
-400.00msl
Elevation (max)
650.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
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