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light, temperature, and leaf nitrogen distribution in the tropical rain forest of biosphere 2 and their importance in the mathematical models for global environmental changesAs the environmental changes occur throughout the world in rapid rate, we need to have further understandings for our planet. Since the ecosystems are so complex, it is almost impossible for us to integrate every factor. However, mathematical models are powerful tools which can be used to simulate those ecosystems with limited data. In this project, I collected light intensity, canopy leaf temperature and Air Handler (AHU) temperature, and nitrogen concentration in the leaves for different profiles in the rainforest mesocosm. These data will later be put into mathematical models such as "big-leaf" and "sun/shade" models to determine how these factors will affect CO2 exchange in the rainforest. As rainforests are diminishing from our planet and their existence is very important for all living things on earth, it is necessary for us to learn more about the unique system of rainforests and how we can co-exist rather than destroy.
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Tohda, Motofumi
(Oberlin Coll. OH United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1997
Publication Information
Publication: Summer Research Internships at Biosphere 2 Center
Subject Category
Man/System Technology and Life Support
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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