Climatic controls on carbon balance

Morgan Monroe State Forest, IN

Project Details


Kim Novick (Indiana University)
Ameriflux Management Program
(multiple co-operating sites)


We're investigating how intra- and inter-annual variation in climate influence carbon storage at the Morgan-Monroe State Forest. To do this, we're coupling micrometeorological (eddy co-variance) and ground-based approaches, including intensive measurements of belowground processes. Our research seeks to quantify and better understand 1) how much atmospheric CO2 is removed by forests, 2) what factors regulate productivity, and 3) how will the ability of the forest to store C respond to drought, warming, and rising atmospheric CO2?

Learn more about Morgan-Monroe State Forest:

Department of Biology
Jordan Hall Room 245
1001 E. Third St.
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 856-1563