MEMBRA Sampling Sites

MEMBRA will use its unique Treescape resources to investigate if stresses of different nature and intensity can affect memory in trees. We will consider stresses applied at a specific time, from which the tree has recovered: drought, frost, eCO2 applied at BangorFACE, and insect defoliation events; and continuous stresses, from which the tree has not had the chance to recover: eCO2 at BIFoR-FACE, and stresses produced by diseases (e.g. Acute Oak Decline (AOD) and AD disease), which are expressed at different degrees of severity.

This interactive map shows the location of permanent forest dynamics sampling plots across the UK, BangorDiverse and BangorFACE and the BIFoR experimental forest.