Soil respiration is an integrated indicator of belowground biological activities, soil quality and ecosystem productivity. Temperature sensitivity is a scaling factor which describes how soil carbon pool will response to future climatic change. Examining the spatial and temporal variation of soil respiration and its temperature sensitivity is critical to understanding the carbon dynamics in the forest ecosystems,. In addition, the proposed study will improve our estimate of carbon sequestration in our forest ecosystems, which will lead to new carbon-oriented forest management strategy and allow the U.S. to claim carbon credits in the international climate change negotiations.
|Effective start/end date||11/1/10 → 10/31/15|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))