Meetings at the University of Toronto and Université de Québec à Montréal

Visiting the University of Toronto, Colin had extremely productive meetings with three research groups led by Dick Peltier (Physics), Sharon Cowling (Earth Sciences) and Jing Chen (Geography). New plans made included a comparison of remote-sensing and optimality-based estimates of photosynthetic capacity across the globe (with Jing Chen), and a proposed research visit to Imperial in … Continue reading Meetings at the University of Toronto and Université de Québec à Montréal

Have we been underestimating the impacts of drought on terrestrial primary production?

Dr Beni Stocker and Colin have teamed up again, alongside other long-standing collaborators on a new research paper published in Nature Geoscience, that demonstrates that current methods that are based on satellite data have been underestimating the impacts of drought on vegetation and the carbon cycle. Obtaining accurate estimates of photosynthesis and vegetation productivity across … Continue reading Have we been underestimating the impacts of drought on terrestrial primary production?

Research on quantifying the carbon uptake by terrestrial plants in a simpler way. By Wenjia Cai

Terrestrial plants provide a unique ecosystem service for human kind by absorbing carbon dioxide and fixing it in the form of energy and sugar. Gross Primary Production (GPP) is used to describe the total carbon take up by terrestrial plants through photosynthesis and is a dominant flux in global carbon cycle, thus quantifying how much … Continue reading Research on quantifying the carbon uptake by terrestrial plants in a simpler way. By Wenjia Cai