Navigation Links
New study demonstrates the role of urban greenery in CO2 exchange
Date:6/27/2012

In what might be the first study to report continuous measurements of net CO2 exchange of urban vegetation and soils over a full year or more, scientists from UC Santa Barbara and the University of Minnesota conclude that not only is vegetation important in the uptake of the greenhouse gas, but also that different types of vegetation play different roles. Their findings will be published July 4 in the current issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, a publication of the American Geophysical Union.

"There has been little research of this type in the urban landscape," said Joe McFadden, an associate professor in the UC Santa Barbara Department of Geography, and a co-author of the study. While continuous CO2 measurements have been made in natural ecosystems all around the globe, only in the past few years have researchers attempted to use them in developed areas such as cities and suburbs, which often contain large amounts of green space.

"The net exchange of CO2 between the land and the atmosphere is determined by the balance between things that release CO2, such as burning fossil fuels and respiration of living organisms, and the uptake of CO2 by plant photosynthesis," said first author Emily Peters, from the University of Minnesota.

Using a method of measuring CO2 exchange that involves placing sensors high above the ground to record tiny changes in CO2, temperature, water vapor and wind, McFadden and Peters set out to monitor the suburbs just outside of St. Paul, Minn., a place with distinct seasonal changes and enough rainfall for plants to grow without irrigation.

"The question was: Can we see what the green space is doing against the backdrop of human activities?" said McFadden.

The researchers found that typical suburban greenery, such as trees and lawns, played significant roles with respect to CO2'/>"/>

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
3. New study will help protect vulnerable birds from impacts of climate change
4. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
5. BYU study: Using a gun in bear encounters doesnt make you safer
6. 15-year study: When it comes to creating wetlands, Mother Nature is in charge
7. Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract) shown to improve menopause symptoms in new study
8. Crystal structure of archael chromatin clarified in new study
9. EU-funded study underlines importance of Congo Basin for global climate and biodiversity
10. University of Houston study shows BP oil spill hurt marshes, but recovery possible
11. Study demonstrates cells can acquire new functions through transcriptional regulatory network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New study demonstrates the role of urban greenery in CO2 exchange
(Date:7/9/2014)... common frog is one of the amphibians with the ... in permanent areas of water where it comes into ... its larvae. Research carried out by the Spaniard Germn ... the larvae of these frogs have developed a defensive ... tails and larger bodies if they co-exist with the ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... measurement results accrue. To completely and systematically archive ... In fact, researchers in the life sciences spend ... to an online survey of 70 people working ... for Applied Information Technology FIT in Sankt Augustin. ... no centralized or structured approach to data collection ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... inhibitors and N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonists can alleviate ... to affect irreversible cognitive dysfunction and effectively ... Amyloid beta peptide (Aβ) vaccines reduced and ... (AD) transgenic mouse model, and significantly improved ... and his team, First Affiliated Hospital of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Frogs have developed rapid defences against the red swamp crayfish 2Frogs have developed rapid defences against the red swamp crayfish 3Managing the data jungle 2Managing the data jungle 3
... of vertebrate species, but while groups such as mammals, birds ... decades, knowledge about relationships among many types of fishes was ... of scientists led by Richard Broughton, associate professor of biology ... of Oklahoma, published two studies that dramatically increase understanding of ...
... proportion of black carbon created during combustion will remain in ... burying black carbon in the ground in order to restrain ... a part of black carbon will dissolve from soil to ... to the ocean was estimated in a research article published ...
... the University of Birmingham, BGI and its open-access ... the UK,s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to ... large-scale environmental metabolomics data. Metabolomics involves the ... living organisms and can provide an indication of ...
Cached Biology News:Something's fishy in the tree of life 2'Black carbon' flowing from soil to oceans 2Collaboration to establish new computational resources for metabolomics 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Village, Calif. (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... treatment and management through the genomic analysis of tumor ... offer Therapy Finder™, a web-based cancer decision support application ... reporting option with Cynvenio’s ClearID™ genomic test, Therapy Finder ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 ­ RedBrick Health , a fast-growing leader ... announces that EmblemHealth , the New ... now providing the RedBrick Compass health assessment, combined with ... of its members. EmblemHealth is among the first health ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... IPSWICH, England , January 15, 2014 ... to win races on the Formula 1 track could help ... between McLaren Applied Technologies (MAT), Stowhealth (a GP surgery based ... funded by healthcare provider Simplyhealth. Telemetry technology, which ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Two champions of science, technology, engineering, and ... annual competition for middle and high school students designed ... study. The competition presents students with real-world problems experienced ... Mathematics, and Sciences is a program administered by ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 2Cynvenio Offers New Breast Cancer Therapy Finder Application for its ClearID Breast Cancer Genomic Test 3EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 3Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 2Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 3Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 5
... Inc. (NTI(R)) (Nasdaq: NTII ), today announced ... GmbH (Merz) for sales,by Merz and its marketing ... disease for the quarter ended September 30,2007. Under ... payments on sales of Memantine by Merz and ...
... improved but still flawed government-wide plan for nanotechnology ... system. Federally-funded studies essential to managing possible ... by a top-down strategy tied to projected commercialization, ... decision-making process. , The National Nanotechnology ...
... collaboration between researchers at the National Institute of Standards ... Kentucky potentially offers a low-cost way to mass produce ... for a wide range of applications including flexible displays, ... field diagnostics. , In a paper posted this week,* ...
Cached Biology Technology:Neurobiological Technologies Reports $2.1 Million Quarterly Payment for Sales of Memantine 2Federal nanotech risk research plan still comes up short 2Directed self-ordering of organic molecules for electronic devices 2
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN TRRAP (CT) Immunogen: Recombinant C-terminal kinase-related domain of human TRRAP....
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN CHYMOTRYPSIN...
MSE ANTI CAN. CD3:FITC/RAT ANTI CD4:RPE...
MOUSE ANTI POLY (ADP-RIBOSE) Immunogen: Purified poly (ADP-ribose) polymer, 10-50 unit chain length...
Biology Products: