This is the page for our belowground carbon work in the EEON. Check back for updates, and see our belowground ecology blog from the field and ecosystem ecology lab at:

Our lab uses multiple methods to understand variation in below ground processes in response to tree diversity. We have examined C flux below ground using scanner-based minirhizotron technology (CI-600), IRGA technology, estimation of total below ground carbon allocation, root excavation, and  nitrogen mineralization and microbial community techniques.

Root Scanner:

The CI-600 is a scanner based technology which takes large underground images (21.59 x 19.56 cm) in buried 6.99 cm diam. acrylic tubes. For more information please see

For more information e-mail Dylan Fischer at :

Dylan Fischer, PhD

Evergreen State College

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW

Olympia, WA 98505

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