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Boreal Forest Growth

— “It isn’t just the climate impacting the vegetation but the vegetation impacting the climate.” Explore boreal forest research in led by Bjartmar Sveinbjornsson, professor of biological sciences and director of the Environment and Natural Resources Institute at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Sveinbjornsson and students in the National Science Foundation’s program Research Experience for Undergraduates are researching the growth of white spruce trees in the Chugach Mountains of South Central Alaska. “We need a mechanistic understanding of what is controlling the activities in these ecosystems.”

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