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The ExCO is a open-air ecosystem laboratory, designed by researchers from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter, and funded by the University of Exeter's Annual Fund. This initiative aims to allow students, academics and wider society to explore and learn about the role that terrestrial ecosystems play in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and the effects of climate change on the stability of carbon uptake and storage in these systems.


  • ExCO Bursary The ExCO is offering a 2 months bursary for students aiming to carry out research in Stoke Woods during the summer.Please contact Dr LuizAragao  (l.aragao@exeter.ac.uk ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2011, 1:30 AM by Luiz Aragao
  • ExCO and CCSF partnership Dr Aragao have recently met Prof. Peter Cox for discussing the partnership between ExCO and the Climate Change and Sustainable Futures Research Cluster (CCSF). One of the main outcomes is ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2010, 6:57 AM by Luiz Aragao
  • A Full Meteorological station for the ExCO ExCO project will soon be equipped with a full meteorological station from Decagon. This station will provide continuous measurements of rainfall, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, radiation and soil moisture ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2010, 6:48 AM by Luiz Aragao
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Around the Planet

  • Luiz Aragao comments on the 2010 Amazonian drought in Nature News http://www.nature.com/news/2010/101029/full/news.2010.571.html
    Posted Oct 30, 2010, 4:52 AM by Luiz Aragao
  • Inside the Amazon jungle Fieldwork in the Amazon is always hot and humid, but the contact with locals and the opportunity to see how dynamic that part of the world is, amazes me. Deforestation have decreased by 82% this year, so a lot of the carbon is being kept protect in the forest biomass. The problem now is to deal with fires! They are on the rise in the region and are likely to increase even more if droughts in the region get more frequent as predicted by some climate models.
    Posted Oct 15, 2010, 6:31 AM by Luiz Aragao
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Recent Files

  • The Incidence of Fire in Amazonian Forests with Implications for REDD.pdf   1320k - Aug 3, 2011, 10:13 AM by Luiz Aragao (v1)
    ‎Aragao & Shimabukuro 2010 Science‎
  • ExCO project.pdf   404k - Jul 5, 2011, 12:36 AM by Luiz Aragao (v1)
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