Baltimore Ecosystem Study Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2012 BES Annual Meeting Presentation and Poster Abstracts

Monitoring Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Methane and PM 2.5 to understand the contribution of anthropogenic sources of carbon to the urban environment
Hom, John
Co-Authors: John Hom, Nicanor Saliendra, Matthew Patterson, Ian Yesilonis, and Steve Roberts

Abstract: Much of the difficulty in understanding CO2 flux from urban vegetation is separating out the release of CO2 from biological processes such as respiration and decomposition from CO2 emissions generated from human activities and fossil fuel use. This research demonstrates the information needed to separate out the biological signal using urban to rural gradients and direct and indirect methods of monitoring carbona ceous gases.