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New DE&L publication!

posted Sep 19, 2014, 8:59 AM by Melissa Lucash   [ updated Sep 19, 2014, 9:11 AM ]
A new publication, Improving the representation of roots in terrestrial models, co-authored by Erica Smithwick (Penn State U.), DE&L lab member Melissa Lucash, Luke McCormack (Chinese Academy of Science) and Gaj Sivandran (Ohio State U.) reviews the current state of knowledge about tree roots and lays out a framework for improving how roots are represented in ecosystem models.  The idea for the manuscript was conceived by the papers' authors at a meeting in Washington D.C. about scaling root processes http://www.bio.anl.gov/ScalingRootProcesses-GlobalImpactsWorkshop/.  This manuscript represents a synthesis of Melissa's PhD work (field work on roots) with her research at PSU (ecosystem modelling).
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