Inclusion of vegetation in climate models

Project Overview
Project Abstract: 
The inclusion of vegetation in climate models is key to understanding and simulating future climate change. Vegetation processes are often parametrized through leaf temperature yet very few measurements are available for model evaluation. The proposed work will conduct leaf temperature measurements in summer 2010 at the UM Biological Station, and results will be used to develop a new, experimental research avenue for the PI. Funds will support one graduate student and provide field equipment and travel to UMBS.
Investigator Info
Funding agency: 
U of M Advance Program, E. C. Crosby Research Funds
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