Dr. Laura Meredith and her team use the Biosphere 2 to test climate change models

Sept. 24, 2019

Dr. Laura Meredith is working with international collaborators to investigate how rain forests respond to drought-induced stress, testing models used to predict the effects of climate change. The research team intends to track carbon and water use in plants by introducing specific isotopes into a closed rain forest ecosystem within the Biosphere 2. Biosphere 2 further allows them to examine the production and movement of volatile organic compounds through the ecosystem, which could influence atmospheric conditions. The project is a leading example of how an international collaborative effort, in conjunction with the UA's Biosphere 2, can facilitate pioneering research needed to mediate anthropogenic change.
Click here to view the report published in Science magazine.