Climate Warming and Soil Carbon

Ecology and Environment

MSI PI Peter Reich (Regents Professor, Forest Resources; Fellow, Institute on the Environment) is among the researchers who have recently published a study showing that warming temperatures may affect the ability of soil to store carbon. This effect seems to be greatest at higher latitudes (colder regions), areas which have not received as much attention in previous research. An article about the research appears on the University of Minnesota News site: Losses of soil carbon under climate warming might equal US carbon emissions.

Professor Reich uses MSI to support development of global land models.