Our Global Environment: Past, Present and Future - Geosciences Seminar

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Geoscience

Minor

none

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Basil El-Masri

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The purpose of this research was to measure and model vegetation growing seasons of deciduous tree species located at Murray State University Hancock Biological Station. The study began in September of 2015, and consisted of collecting leaf area index (LAI) from 3 defined locations using the Decagon LP80 Ceptometer, and Sentek soil probes to measure soil moisture/temperature. LAI data were collected weekly at various times, while soil temperature and moister recordings were collected in 60 minute intervals at depths of 5 to 55 cm in 10 cm increments. This study was important because it is essential to measure LAI and vegetation growing season length to better understand the interactions and feedbacks between vegetation and the changing climate.

Location

Classroom 211 & Front-South Lobby, Waterfield Library

Start Date

18-11-2016 12:30 PM

End Date

18-11-2016 2:30 PM

Affiliations

Geosciences

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Nov 18th, 12:30 PM Nov 18th, 2:30 PM

Measuring Leaf Area Index (LAI) and vegetation growing season length to better understand the interactions and feedbacks between vegetation and the changing climate.

Classroom 211 & Front-South Lobby, Waterfield Library

The purpose of this research was to measure and model vegetation growing seasons of deciduous tree species located at Murray State University Hancock Biological Station. The study began in September of 2015, and consisted of collecting leaf area index (LAI) from 3 defined locations using the Decagon LP80 Ceptometer, and Sentek soil probes to measure soil moisture/temperature. LAI data were collected weekly at various times, while soil temperature and moister recordings were collected in 60 minute intervals at depths of 5 to 55 cm in 10 cm increments. This study was important because it is essential to measure LAI and vegetation growing season length to better understand the interactions and feedbacks between vegetation and the changing climate.