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The Boreal Mini-Face Project

Location of the Mini-FACE facility at Simoncouche

The Boreal MiniFACE project is a joined effort between Universite de Sherbrooke (UdeS) and Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi (UQAC) to better evaluate the impact of global climate change on nitrogen cycling in boreal feather mosses.
The Boreal Mini Forced-Air CO2 Enriched Project at Simoncouche is located in Quebec, near the town of Saguenay.

Technical scheme of the OTCs

The MiniFACE facility includes 16 Open Top Chambers distributed in 4 subsites . Each subsite includes: a control OTC, an OTC under elevated CO2, an OTC with increased soil temperature and an OTC with both elevated CO2 and temperature. Each OTC is divided in 4 sections recieving 4 treatments; control, + phosphorus, + nitrogen and + micronutrients.

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