Trumbore Research Group
Effect of moisture on leaf litter decomposition and its contribution to soil respiration in a temperate forest
Partitioning sources of soil-respired CO(2) and their seasonal variation using a unique radiocarbon tracer
Methods of separating soil carbon pools affect the chemistry and turnover time of isolated fractions
Soil respiration in perennial grass and shrub ecosystems: Linking environmental controls with plant and microbial sources on seasonal and diel timescales
Drought effects on litterfall, wood production and belowground carbon cycling in an Amazon forest: results of a throughfall reduction experiment
Warming and high substrate availability increase decomposition of decades-old carbon in temperate forest soils
The effect of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on climate in the 21st century depends in part on the response of terrestrial carbon cycle. Rising atmospheric CO2 levels are buffered by increased uptake of carbon into terrestrial ecosystems, but concomitant global warming will increase the rate of release of this carbon back to the atmosphere through respiration.
The talk will be an update on the last three years and what we are doing to address the general areas of understanding interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and climate change.