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Climate Change

Research in climate change concerns how environmental factors such as climatic warming and changing variability in precipiation can affect shoot and root phenology, plant productivity and carbon cycling. We also are interested how individual plant species may respond to climate change factors.
Itex cones used for warming experiments in Greenland

Itex cones used for warming experiments in Greenland

Projects associated with climate change include the influence of warming in the Greenland arctic and how changes in precipitation may interact with N deposition in temperate forests.

This project comprises a four-year, passive warming experiment of low-Arctic tundra vegetation at a long-term study site in Greenland, with the primary aim of measuring the response of plant roots to warming, and the role of this response in ecosystem carbon exchange.