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U-M Biological Station Burn Plots

The Burn Plots at the University of Michigan Biological Station serve as an invaluable resource for research and teaching. The hundred year chronosequence of experimental and natural burns allows scientists to study disturbance, succession, and forest ecology.

Detrital Input and Removal Treatments (DIRT)

Investigating the long-term effects of plant litter and woody biomass on carbon sequestration in soil organic matter.

Adaptive Aspen Management Experiment (AAME)

Can strategic management of aspen-dominated forests better prepare them for climate related threats?

Forest Resilience Threshold Experiment (FoRTE)

Thresholds and Mechanisms of NPP resilience following moderate disturbance: Why does one ecosystem recover and another one crash?

Stream Lab

The Stream Research Facility is designed for conducting experimental and manipulative studies on stream organisms and stream processes.

Photochemistry, Emissions, and Transport (PROPHET)

For over 20 years now, UMBS researchers have been studying atmospheric chemistry above the forest canopy to better understand the processes linked to ozone formation.

Forest Accelerated Succession Experiment (FASET)

More productive forests store more carbon – carbon that would otherwise become the backbone of greenhouse gasses.

photo from the newspaper “The Post and Courier”, Feb 7, 2015

Great Lakes Coastal Waterbird Survey: Cormorants and Colony Co-Nesters

Should we reduce cormorant populations in the Great Lakes to protect fish we like to catch and eat?