Final projects and are expected to answer a specific question or set of questions in the field of terrestrial ecosystem ecology with original analysis of existing observational data that are readily available, or of new data generated from an original computer simulation.
The proposal should include a preliminary title and between 250 and 350 words (max 350 words) of text in an abstract form that describes the intended topic of study, possibly a question to be addressed (if identified), the methods of analysis, and anticipated findings (not less two).
Theme: Ecosystem Carbon and Water Fluxes Across Sites
Carbon fluxes (GPP, Reco, NEP) and water fluxes (ET, P, PET, Runoff) vary with climate, with ecosystem type, and across seasons and years. This set of projects will analyze data from numerous sites around the world to explore how variable these fluxes are, and how they relate to climate and ecosystem types.
Datafile(s): EC_Daily_AllSites.xlsx; EC_Ancillary_Climate_Biome.xlsx; SummaryAnc.xls
a) Annual carbon flux and balance variation across ecosystem types
b) Annual carbon flux and balance variation across climate types
c) Seasonal carbon flux and balance across ecosystem types
d) Seasonal carbon flux and balance across climate types
e) Annual water flux and balance variation across ecosystem types
f) Annual water flux and balance variation across climate types
g) Seasonal water flux and balance across ecosystem types
h) Seasonal water flux and balance across climate types