News Sections
Audio
Funding From Department Of Energy Will Allow IU Researchers To Continue Study
Updated September 26, 2013 7:12 AM
 Print    Archive    RSS

(MORGAN MONROE STATE FOREST) - Indiana University researchers will be able to study the effects of climate change on Indiana's forests for at-lease another year thanks to a new designation and funding from the Department of Energy.

WFIU reports, a 150-foot metal tower in the Morgan Monroe State Forest has been used for the past 15 years to collect data on the carbon dioxide exchange between the atmosphere and the forest.

"It is motivated by climate change and in particular the need to better understand how forest ecosystems interact with the atmosphere and how much carbon dioxide they remove from the atmosphere in a given amount of time through photosynthesis," IU researcher Kim Novick says.

The tower has now been chosen along with 10 others to be what's called core data-gathering sites. The Department of Energy will rely heavily on those sites and their researchers to develop and implement new data-collection techniques that can inform the department's energy policy.

The new designation also provides funding to maintain and use the tower through at least September 2015.



« Previous Article
Next Article »

 Print    Archive    RSS

Have a question or comment about a news story? Send it to comments@wbiw.com

Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW
Advertise with 1340 AM WBIW


1340 AM WBIW, Bedford's Place To Talk. Serving Lawrence and surrounding counties since 1948!

© 2014 Ad-Venture Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.   WBIW.com and Listen Live Powered by HPC

Advertise  |  Careers  |  About  |  Feedback