[Keyword='CIESIN > Environmental Protection > Ecological Dynamics > Ecosystems']
Effects of Global Climate Change on Carbon Cycling in PeatlandsEntry ID: USDA0570
Abstract: The purpose of "Effects of Global Climate Change on Carbon
Cycling in Peatlands" is to evaluate the effects of global
change on carbon balance in peatlands and on gaseous exchanges
of carbon between peatlands and the atmosphere. The goal is that
this research will substantially improve the
ability to predict the role of peatlands under the various
projections of global climate change.
Collection ... Organization: Cornell University
Collection Methodology: To evaluate carbon balance in peatlands,
rate of peat accumulation and decomposition measured in three
peatlands across a broad geographic range. One is in West
Virginia, and it formed in during a cold climate but has
persisted for thousands of years in a relatively warm climate.
Another is located in Minnesota, and it has experienced a
relatively warm climate only during the past few hundred years.
The third is in central Canada, where cold climate still
persists. Complementary laboratory and field studies of both
descriptive and experimental nature used to evaluate the effects
of temperature, water table level on microbial activities on
gaseous carbon fluxes from peatlands to the atmposphere.
Collection Frequency: Ongoing.
Update Characteristics: Continuing observations.
Data Center: Cornell University
Dissemination Media: Published manuscripts.
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
Access Restrictions: None
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Start Date: 1985-01-01Stop Date: 1996-12-31
AGRICULTURE > SOILS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CARBON
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > WETLANDS
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > PEATLANDS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS > PEATLANDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > CARBON DIOXIDE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > METHANE
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: jby1 at cornell.edu
Cornell University Natural Sciences 16 Fernow Hall
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-02-27