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Biometeorology at the University of Minnesota
Heat and mass transfer between the biosphere and atmosphere can have important
consequences for the climate system, ecosystems, natural resources, and human health.
We use micrometeorological theory, models, and measurements to improve our understanding
of the biophysical processes and feedback mechanisms that control heat and mass transfer
at the Earth-Atmosphere interface.
Our current emphasis involves the combination of micrometeorological and optical
stable isotope techniques to answer important questions related to carbon, water, and nitrogen
cycling at spatial scales ranging from a plant leaf growing in a small cuvette, to whole
plants growing in a large climate-controlled mesocosm, to a complex heterogeneous
landscape based on tall tower boundary layer observations.
To learn more about our research program and opportunities at
the University of Minnesota we invite you to explore the links located below the