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Carbon Storage & Cycling – SSU Event

April 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bring researchers into your classroom and give students a window into the process of scientific inquiry. Join us for an informal chat with researchers using data from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) to examine carbon storage and cycling in ecosystems within Colorado, Maryland, and Virginia. Find out who they are, how they got interested in ecological carbon research, and the research questions they are asking. NEON is a long-term, continental-scale, ecological observation facility funded by NSF and operated by Battelle that offers a variety of open ecological data that powers the most important science being done today. Instructor’s guide available.


Researchers from field stations around the world

  • Jess Parker, Principal Investigator & Senior Scientist, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Angela Possinger, Postdoctoral Associate, Virginia Tech, Mountain Lake Biological Station
  • Will Wieder, Research Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research & University of Colorado Boulder, Niwot Ridge & the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station

Moderated by: Mike SanClements, Terrestrial Instrument Systems Lead, NEON, and Affiliate, Institute of Arctic & Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder


“Live from the Field” events are 50-minute events where researchers with three field sites describe their interests and research in 8-minute videos, then participants join a live moderated Q&A session with the researchers. Events are recorded for asynchronous instructional use, and available to all at thevirtualfield.org/virtual-visits/live-from-the-field

In this event, researchers will talk about their work on tracking stocks and changes of forest carbon with remote sensing, soil carbon cycling and soil carbon-climate feedbacks, and measuring and modeling carbon cycle changes.

“Live from the Field” events are international collaborations led by the Center for Environmental Inquiry that give students virtual field experiences in ecosystems all over the world. Events are informal and open to everyone to generate opportunities to speak with researchers and develop a personal interest in doing research. All are welcome. For more information: Dr. Claudia Luke, Sonoma State University, lukec@sonoma.edu(link sends e-mail)

How to Sign Up

Register at the link below. Each participant should register separately. Registration is free.

Event times listed are in Pacific Daylight Time.

This event is geared toward undergraduate level college students who have taken at least one Biology course, but all are welcome.

Zoom meeting details will be sent to you upon registration. If you have not used Zoom before, please allow time to download and install the application before the event. Please log-in a few minutes early.

About the Center

Sonoma State University’s Center for Environmental Inquiry empowers university students to work with community members on the environmental challenges of the North Bay. Our mission is to create an engaged and environmentally ready society, one where all people have the skills to find solutions to the challenges facing our earth. SSU Preserves are open to everyone engaged in education or research. Reservations are required.

winingek@sonoma.edu(link sends e-mail)
Date & Time Registration Link
Monday, April, 12, 2021, 11:00am to 12:00pm


April 12, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


April 12, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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