Navigation Links
Era of canopy crane ending; certain research and education activities remain
Date:4/28/2011

The 25-story construction crane used since 1995 to investigate such things as how Pacific Northwest forests absorb carbon dioxide, obtain sufficient water and resist attacks by pests and diseases is being pruned back to just the tower.

The Wind River Canopy Crane, located in a 500-year-old forest near Stevenson in southwest Washington, has been operated cooperatively by the University of Washington, the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. The partners say the jib the arm of the crane is being removed because the Forest Service faces budget shortfalls and replacement parts for the crane are becoming more difficult to obtain. Funding for the crane's operation has largely come from the station's budget. The jib will be removed when money is available, possibly this summer.

Gone will be the ability to carry a gondola with researchers and instruments from the bottom to the top of trees as tall as 220 feet in a 560-foot circle of old-growth forest. The Wind River crane has the farthest reach of any of the nine forest canopy research cranes operating in the world today.

Remaining will be the 230-foot tower with sensors that collect data about how the carbon dioxide is absorbed and released by the forest, work under way since 1999. Because of the crane, the UW and the Forest Service have one of the world's longest, continuously collected data sets of carbon flux from a forest, according to Jerry Franklin, UW professor of forest resources, who was the prime mover in the 1990s for landing the $1 million project.

The carbon flux data are important as policymakers and citizens consider how to manage forests to maximize the amount of carbon they hold, he said.

Work at the crane site produced some of the first data to substantiate what Franklin and other scientists suspected in the 1980s: that old-growth Douglas fir forests weren't emitting more carbon than they w
'/>"/>

Contact: Sandra Hines
shines@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Climbing to new heights in the forest canopy
2. Canopy giants and miniature fungi among 250 new species discovered in Kews 250th anniversary year
3. WHRC debuts detailed maps of forest canopy height and carbon stock for the conterminous US
4. St. Jude identifies genomic causes of a certain type of leukemia relapse
5. UCSB scientists show how certain vegetables combat cancer
6. Dealing with taxonomic uncertainty for threatened and endangered species
7. Study unravels why certain fishes went extinct 65 million years ago
8. New evidence explains poor infant immune response to certain vaccines, says MU researcher
9. Shellfish face an uncertain future in a high CO2 world
10. MSU discoveries upend traditional thinking about how plants make certain compounds
11. Mango effective in preventing, stopping certain colon, breast cancer cells
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Era of canopy crane ending; certain research and education activities remain
(Date:8/4/2015)... Research and ... addition of the "Digital Forensics Market ... (Computer Forensics, Network Forensics, Mobile Device Forensics, ... and Region - Global Forecast to 2020" ... By Component (Hardware, Software, and Service), Sub-Segment ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31. juli 2015 Den 10. internationale konference ... BGI fra den 22. - 25. oktober i ... sin 10-års fødselsdag i år. Siden starten i 2006 ... møder på ,omik,-feltet, og er en af de mest ... ICG-10 fokuserer på nylige gennembrud og fremskridt inden for ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... juillet 2015 La 10e Conférence internationale ... organisée par le BGI du 22 au 25 ... en Chine. La conférence célèbre son ... 2006, l,ICG est devenue l,une des réunions annuelles ... « omiques » et c,est aussi la plus dynamique, la ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Digital Forensics Market - The Market Represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.3% From 2015 to 2020 2Den 10. internationale konference om Genomics (ICG-10) åbner i oktober 2La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 2La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 3
... the short end of the stick, in this case the ... at the ends of chromosomes, can be thought of as ... neighboring chromosomes. It is typical for telomeres to ... a new study from Brigham and Women,s Hospital (BWH) suggest ...
... to the way scientists name new plants that took effect ... Latin requirement - a stipulation that descriptions or diagnoses of ... rules make it possible to take full advantage of an ... particular species is indeed new to science: Many studies now ...
... 2012Healthy individuals who carry a gene variation linked to ... their brains that may help explain how the gene ... results of this innovative brain imaging study are described ... Brain Connectivity, a bimonthly peer-reviewed publication from Mary ...
Cached Biology News:The long, err, short of it 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... SHANGHAI , Aug. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... next-generation antibiotics, today announced positive top-line results from ... lead drug candidate MRX-I. MRX-I is an oral ... as MRSA and VRE, while offering physicians and ... than currently available oxazolidinone agents. ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... The ... successful food and beverage processors, equipment manufacturers and leaders in the field of ... industrial weighing and formulation for manufacturers of bakery and snacks; beverages; dairy; meat, ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... -- According to a new market research ... Thawing Equipment, Alarms), by Biospecimen (Human Tissue, Stem Cells, ... - Global Forecast to 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the ... Million by 2020 from USD 2,150.48 Million in 2015, ... 2020. Browse 74 Tables and 95 ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... NY (PRWEB) , ... August 28, 2015 , ... Since the initial launch of FireflySci ... their quirky humor and excellent customer service. Images such as the Fonz in a ... to add some flavor to the humdrum spectroscopy field. , FireflySci is proud ...
Breaking Biology Technology:MicuRX Reports Positive Top-Line Results In Phase 2 Clinical Trial For Novel Antibiotic MRX-I In Complicated Skin And Soft Tissue Infections 2METTLER TOLEDO Hosts Food Safety Educational Center at 2015 PROCESS EXPO 2Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 2Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 3Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 4Biopreservation Market Worth 3,731.03 Million USD by 2020 5Cuvette Manufacturer FireflySci Launches Back to School Deals with Complimentary Shipping On All Orders 2
... Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) today ... an additional 180 days to regain compliance with NASDAQ,s $1.00 ... on May 3, 2010, CTI was notified by NASDAQ that ... for continued listing and was provided until November 1, 2010 ...
... Nov. 2, 2010 Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing approval for ... formulation of acetaminophen to be approved in the United ... to moderate pain, the management of moderate to severe ...
... 2, 2010 Modern Plastics offers SUSTARIN® C ... manufactured by ROCHLING Engineering Plastics. The technology ... sheet and rod are free of centerline or core ... stability for close tolerance parts. A low coefficient of ...
Cached Biology Technology:NASDAQ Grants Cell Therapeutics 180-Day Extension to Regain Compliance With Minimum Bid Price Rule 2Cadence Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of OFIRMEV™ (acetaminophen) injection for the Management of Pain and Fever 2Cadence Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of OFIRMEV™ (acetaminophen) injection for the Management of Pain and Fever 3Cadence Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of OFIRMEV™ (acetaminophen) injection for the Management of Pain and Fever 4Cadence Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of OFIRMEV™ (acetaminophen) injection for the Management of Pain and Fever 5Cadence Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of OFIRMEV™ (acetaminophen) injection for the Management of Pain and Fever 6Modern Plastics SUSTARIN® C (Acetal) Product Uses Special Manufacturing Technology to Ensure Every Sheet and Rod Are Free of Centerline or Core Porosity 2
Human Glypican 2 Biotinylated Affinity Purified PAb...
B2-Microgloulin...
... Molecular Imaging's proprietary Focus™ detector technology, while ... the R4. The microPET Focus 120 ... avaiable PET scanner. Focus scanners also ... scinitallor based PETsystems. The combination of ...
...
Biology Products: