This is the page for our belowground soil and carbon work in the EEON. Check back for updates, and see our belowground ecology blog from the field and ecosystem ecology lab at: http://blogs.evergreen.edu/ecology/belowground-ecology/
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.
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 www.cid-inc.com.
Soils Data For our Plots: (coming soon)
Fine Root Production: (coming soon)
Fine Root Biomass: (coming soon)
Soil CO2 Efflux Data: (coming soon)
For more information e-mail Dylan Fischer at : Fischerd@evergreen.edu
Dylan Fischer, PhD
Evergreen State College
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, WA 98505