United States: North Carolina: Duke Forest - hardwoods

Latitude: 35.973582
Longitude: -79.10043

Duke Hardwood Forest Flux Tower
Duke Hardwood Forest Flux Tower

  • Network: AmeriFlux
  • Principal investigator: David Ellsworth
  • PI-affiliated institution: Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Primary IGBP ecosystem type: Deciduous Broadleaf Forests
  • Dominant plant functional type: Deciduous Broadleaf trees
  • Recent and historic disturbance and management events that may affect this site:
    • Agriculture: Agricultural management of any kind, such as cultivation (including tillage, plowing, or discing), harvest, irrigation, pesticides, planting, or liming
    • Forestry: Forest management such as logging of any kind, plantation planting, or herbicide application
  • Flux data collection:
    • Start date: 2000
    • End date: 2008
  • Flux methods:
    • Eddy Covariance
  • Optical data collection:
    • Start date: 2002
    • End date: 2007
  • Data collection period: Continuous operation: Variable collected continuously with the reported method.
  • Data scale: Stand
  • Collection methods: Tower
  • Types of data collected: PAR (Kipp & Zonen, NR-LITE), PYR (Kipp & Zonen, NR-LITE), Biomass (AgBiomassTW gC/m2 (ground) Aboveground biomass of tree wo), LAI (d, m2/m2 Leaf Area Index (total)
  • Publications:
    • Oren, Ram, David S. Ellsworth, Kurt H. Johnsen, Nathan Phillips, Brent E. Ewers, Chris Maier, Karina VR Schäfer et al. "Soil fertility limits carbon sequestration by forest ecosystems in a CO2-enriched atmosphere." Nature 411, no. 6836 (2001): 469-472.
    • Mahadevan, Pathmathevan, Steven C. Wofsy, Daniel M. Matross, Xiangming Xiao, Allison L. Dunn, John C. Lin, Christoph Gerbig, J. William Munger, Victoria Y. Chow, and Elaine W. Gottlieb. "A satellite-based biosphere parameterization for net ecosystem CO2 exchange: Vegetation Photosynthesis and Respiration Model (VPRM)." Global Biogeochemical Cycles 22, no. 2 (2008).

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