Published: Sept. 11, 2020

 

Large soil C pool photo

 

 

Dr. Jason G. Vogel
Assistant Professor, ProForest – Proactive Forest Health and Resilience Team Member
University of Florida School of Forest Resources & Conservation

WHEN:  Sept. 18th, 2020 at Noon
WHERE: Seminar will be presented via Zoom

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Meeting ID: 910 4844 0693

 

 

Carbon Cycling in High Latitudes During a Period of Rapid Climate Change

The carbon stored as organic matter in the soils of high latitude ecosystems is nearly double that found in the atmosphere.  This large soil C pool exists because wet and cold conditions have impeded microbial decomposition of organic matter. With climate warming and increased fire frequency, scientists expect that this soil C will be lost to the atmosphere as CO2 or CH4, potentially creating a positive feedback loop to climate change. When this might happen, and to what degree, is a critical question in trying to estimate the earth’s future C budget.  For this seminar, I will review some of the key unresolved questions on this topic and discuss my research contributions in trying to address it.   

Everyone is welcome to join the seminar, please see the Zoom link above.