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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.

Weatherfest

Weatherfest

LI-COR recently participated in the 15th Annual Family Weatherfest event, held on April 11th on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln East Campus. This was the most successful year for the festival, according to Ken Dewey, professor of applied climate science. Included in the festival is a Weather Camp, designed for high school students from across the United States. Weather Camp is a week-long event that engages students in learning about various disciplines in the sciences. The students were able to…

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Gustavus Adolphus College Students Excel with Opportunities for Plant Research

Gustavus Adolphus College Students Excel with Opportunities for Plant Research

Pamela Kittelson, Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota, understands the benefits of scientific instruments in undergraduate education. Pamela was awarded a LEEF grant to purchase an LI-6400XT Ecophysiology Package in Spring of 2013. Since then, she’s used the instrument in lab exercises and undergraduate research.

Pamela uses the instrument to show students how plants respond to changes in environmental conditions in her plant physiology labs. “It is one thing to…

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LI-COR Systems Selected for Nationwide Measurement of Evapotranspiration in China

LI-COR Systems Selected for Nationwide Measurement of Evapotranspiration in China

To better understand and control drought and water management for China’s 1.3 billion people, a Chinese research project selected LI-COR Biosciences and its eddy covariance system for nationwide use. The Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN) is measuring a portion of the water cycle called evapotranspiration, a combination of evaporation and transpiration (from plants) on a large “ecosystem-wide” scale to provide insights into water-use efficiency, drought and water management issues.

An expansion…

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