HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Ameriflux Network Will Track CO2 Transfer In Forests

ANN ARBOR---A 100-year-old stand of trees at the University of Michigan Biological Station will soon begin helping scientists learn more about global climate change and its impact on northern Michigan forests.

The U-M's 10,000-acre Biological Station, located near Pellston, Mich., is one of 24 North American sites selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to be part of its AmeriFlux network. State-of-the-art sensing instruments located on towers at these sites will measure the amount of carbon dioxide exchanged between the local ecosystem and the atmosphere. Instrument readings will be recorded about 10 times per second, 24 hours a day for several years.

"Legislators and policy makers want scientists to predict what's going to happen in the future as people continue to burn coal, oil and other fossil fuels which pump more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere," said James A. Teeri, director of the Biological Station and U-M professor of biology. "No one can make valid predictions now, because we don't know enough about how carbon dioxide cycles through the global ecosystem. AmeriFlux will begin to give us the information we need to answer these important questions."

Scientists know that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has climbed from 280 parts per million (ppm) in 1750 to today's level of about 360 ppm. The level of CO2 in the atmosphere started to increase when people began widespread burning of fossil fuels during the Industrial Revolution. Most scientists believe that the 1 degree C. rise in average global temperature recorded over this same time period has been caused, in part, by carbon dioxide and other "greenhouse gases" from fossil fuel emissions. These greenhouse gases trap heat in Earth's atmosphere and prevent it from radiating back out into space.

Scientists also know that growing plants take in carbon dioxide during photosynthesis. What no
'"/>

Contact: Sally Pobojewski
pobo@umich.edu
(734) 647-1844
University of Michigan
10-Apr-1998


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Canadian Society of Agronomy partners with Plant Management Network
2. NIH launches first center in Nationwide Chemical Genomics Network
3. Land Regeneration Network celebrates first year success
4. NIH establishes Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network
5. University Health Network researchers discover new class of human stem cells
6. Calient Networks chosen as core platform for Optiputer
7. Applied Biosystems and Immune Tolerance Network announce immunology research agreement
8. Networking slows down protein evolution, study reveals
9. Sensor Networks
10. Cosmos Studios, MPH Entertainment and the A&E Network announce capture of major scientific discovery on film
11. National Institute on Drug Abuse launches National Drug Addiction Treatment Clinical Trials Network

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Ameriflux Network Will Track Transfer Forests

(Date:4/13/2015)... 13, 2015 According to ... Biometrics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020", the global biometrics ... around 14% till 2020. The biometrics market is ... implementation and review of biometric management systems. The ... products with greater efficiency, are resulting in increasing ...
(Date:4/9/2015)... Calif. , April 9, 2015 Synaptics ... interface solutions, announced today that it will report financial ... Thursday, April 23, 2015, after the close of market. ... analysts and investors at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ... To participate on the live call, analysts ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... Germany , April 2, 2015 ... fingerprint tests DERMALOG by far outperforms the strongest ... always maintaining high accuracy, the system is capable ... Hence, the speed proves up to be ten ... faster than its runner-up performance.      ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Biometrics Market to Cross US$ 21 Billion by 2020: TechSci Research 2Synaptics to Report Third Quarter Results on April 23 2DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 2DERMALOG AFIS Emerges as Performance Winner in NIST Benchmark Test 3
(Date:4/28/2015)... April 28, 2015 IMS is ... bring it to the web and provide greater ... user friendly reporting metrics increase data warehouse’s utility; ... convenient recall and access “on-the-go” makes data analysis ... using client feedback to assist in repository analytics ...
(Date:4/28/2015)... Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Kaylen Silverberg , ... battling infertility in this country, testified on behalf of ... first state in the nation to consider creating a clearinghouse ... who desire to receive them. , Infertility affects over 7.3 ... is one of the few medical diseases that is curable, ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Dr. Robert Hanzlik, whose ... toxicity carries implications for advancing the creation of safer ... National University , the second-largest private, nonprofit university ... Hanzlik, a professor at the University of Kansas School ... design, starts at 5 p.m. and takes place at ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... Kan. , April 27, 2015   ... a pet therapeutics company focused on the licensing, ... companion animals, today provided commentary on clinical study ... during a poster session at the American Association ... ADXS31-164 is a novel Lm -LLO ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Texas Fertility Center Supports a Groundbreaking HB1145 that Facilitates Embryo Donation in Texas 2Texas Fertility Center Supports a Groundbreaking HB1145 that Facilitates Embryo Donation in Texas 3Dr. Robert Hanzlik Discusses Pharmaceutical Testing Models at Event Hosted by National University 2Dr. Robert Hanzlik Discusses Pharmaceutical Testing Models at Event Hosted by National University 3Aratana Therapeutics Comments on ADXS31-164 (AT-014) Study Data Presented During Poster Session at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015 2
Cached News: