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Solar Eclipse Data from LI-COR

Solar Eclipse Data from LI-COR

On Monday, the LI-COR campus was in the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse. Here are data collected during the eclipse at our campus in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Even though cloud cover obscured our direct view of the eclipse, there were observable differences in light intensity, photosynthesis measurements, and environmental flux during totality.

The partial eclipse began around 11:37 AM CST, with totality happening from 1:02 PM to 1:04 PM. The eclipse was over by 2:37…

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Fertile Soil for Teaching

Fertile Soil for Teaching

It’s not every researcher that wears a hard hat and works around dynamite. But Dr. Holly Dolliver of the University of Wisconsin—River Falls embraces the unique parts of studying soil at a frac sand mining site. Wisconsin law requires that land used for mining must be reclaimed, so Dr. Dolliver is part of a five-year research program to see how soils react to being stripped, stockpiled, and respread. “Our emphasis is to understand holistically how the soil responds to disturbance,…

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Using the LI-6800 in Undergraduate Environments

Using the LI-6800 in Undergraduate Environments

Dr. Jason Kilgore, an associate professor of biology at Washington & Jefferson College, has been using top-notch research instrumentation to enhance undergraduate learning. As a member of the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN), which is a collaborative network of schools that are primarily undergraduate institutions, Dr. Kilgore and other EREN faculty “use authentic research as a model for students to learn about biology.” He does so by incorporating an LI-6800 Portable Photosynthesis System into his coursework and student research.

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Potsdam GHG Flux Workshop – From Natural to Urban Systems, 19-23 October 2015, Potsdam, Germany

Potsdam GHG Flux Workshop – From Natural to Urban Systems, 19-23 October 2015, Potsdam, Germany

GHG BannerThe one-week workshop united experts on greenhouse (GHG) gas flux measurements, data processing, and data uncertainty with flux processing applications in natural and urban environments.

The workshop included keynote lectures from some of the most outstanding scholars in the field, combined with demonstrations and hands-on sessions on soil flux, eddy covariance, and data processing. Topics ranged from equipment setup, data handling, flux processing, gap filling, partitioning, and footprint analysis, to applications in…

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Photosynthesis Modelling Researcher Awarded 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Photosynthesis Modelling Researcher Awarded 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Professor Graham Farquhar, Australian National University, was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his work on better understanding photosynthesis. His research has led to the creation of more water-efficient crops, and his models of plant biophysics have enhanced the understanding of plant cells. Click here to see the full article and video interview regarding the award.