Global Change Experimental Facility (GCEF)
The Global Change Experimental Facility is the first experiment which investigates the consequences of climate change on ecosystem processes in different land-use types on large field plots. The facility was established as part of the field research station of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Bad Lauchstädt in 2013. The manipulation of climate and the establishment of land-use types (different grasslands and crop fields) started in 2014.
- Location: Bad Lauchstädt, field research station of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research
- Platform type: Experimental field facility, mobile roofs and side panels, irrigation system, 50 plots (each 16 x 24 m), grasslands and agricultural crops
- Research groups involved: Scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig University, University of Halle, University Hohenheim, iDiv and its partners
(coordination third-party funding) (scientific coordinator)