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Tree Measurement and Carbon Cycling: A Laboratory Exercise

This article discusses the importance of teaching current environmental issues through laboratory exercises. It describes the methods that would be used in a lab exercise involving tree measurement to explain biogeochemical cycling of carbon in the atmosphere.
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Primary or BEN resource type
Discipline Specific Core Concepts
Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords carbon; carbon cycle; carbon storage; carbon sequestration; tree; wood; car; automobile; back of the envelope calculation; carbon dioxide
Intended End User Role
Educational Language
Pedagogical Use Description This should be used as a guide for a laboratory exercise about biogeochemical cycling of carbon.
Primary Author Controlled Name
Primary Author Affiliation The Ecological Society of America
Primary Author email
Rights Author retains copyright
Date Of Record Submission 1997-04-01

Resource Comments

Subject: Comment On: Tree Measurement and Carbon Cycling: A Laboratory Exercise
Posted By: SwamperPaul
Date Posted: 2015-10-17 09:48:31
CORRECTION: the equation in the Appendix used to estimate grams carbon emitted while burning a liter of gasoline, should be 591 g C/L (not 49.3). Contact me with any questions (weihep [at]

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