This project encompasses a large scale experiment in Costa Rica, laboratory experiments in Iowa, and modeling with CENTURY. We explore how tropical tree species influence ecosystem processes. The focus currently is on carbon and nutrient cycling, microbial processes, ecosystem modeling, and restoration of degraded landscapes.
This research was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 0236502, 0236512, 0703561, 0703448, 0703420, 1119223, 1120015, and 1119169. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
This is a collaborative project between:
- Iowa State University, Ames, IA (ISU)
- Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB)
- Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM)
- Colorado State University (CSU), Ft. Collins, CO
- Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (NREL)
- University of Texas, Austin, TX (UTA) - Section of Integrative Biology
- Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS), Duke University, Durham, NC
- USDA-ARS, National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment (NLAE), Ames, IA
- Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden (FTBG), Miami, FL