The proposed study would examine temporal resilience in an urban forest using a bivariate analysis where temperature and soil metal load are treated as dependent variables impacting net productivity of dominate urban tree species. By comparing net photosynthetic assimilation and respiration rates throughout the spring and summer season, the compensation points at which respiration exceeds photosynthesis can be clearly defined. These data, in combination with our previous work, will help solve problems associated with the valuation of urban forest, and can be used by urban forest managers and ecosystem service allocation programs both in New Jersey and other urbanized areas throughout the nation. In addition, the unique internal partnership between Rutgers University, School of Environmental Science, Departments of Ecology Evolution and Natural Resources, and Landscape Architecture, and the Federated Department of Biological Sciences from Newark Rutgers, with the Liberty Science Center as an external partner, we offer an extensive teaching and outreach network.
|Effective start/end date||7/11/13 → 9/30/15|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))