Effects of rising temperatures on forest composition and biogeochemical cycles.

There are 2 ways to study the effects of waming.

  1. Manipulate the temperature using active means of heating (eg. heating cables, Infared Lamps, heating spikes, etc.)

  2. Using an elevational gradient to simulate temperature change.

Both of these have pluses and negatives. I use both to look at temperature effects on biogeochemical cycles and plant demography.

Research at manipulated studies include:

1. Barre Woods, Harvard Forest, Barre, MA

2. Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA

3. Eno Division, Duke Forest, Hillsborough, NC

4. Whitehall Forest, Athens, GA

5. Seed Bank Warming Study

Research along an elevational gradient includes:

1. Coweeta Hydrological Lab, Otto, NC

2. Las Cruces Biological Staion, San Vito, Costa Rica