Field work in Ridgefield, Australia
26th September to 1st November 2017
Together with a colleague and a Master student, we went to a large-scale restoration experiment in Ridgefield located in a Mediterranean climate. The experiment is part of the Future Farm project led by the University of Western Australia. My Master student funded by PROMOS did some measurements in the set-up of this already in 2010 established experiment to study the role of plant functional diversity for water cycling. My colleague and I, gathered some data (soil moisture data and plant data such as specific leaf area) that we needed to parameterise our simulation model ModEST developed in the project.