Investigate the effects of air quality, especially acid deposition, on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and particularly on microbial communities.Study of the application of molecular biology techniques to investigate diversity, community structure, and function of methane oxidizing bacteria and nitrifying bacteria in forest soils affected by atmospheric acid deposition.
Specific objectives include assessing the diversity and community structure of soil bacteria (nitrifiers and methanotrophs) in different acid depostion environments; develop a biomolecular method for determining ecosystem acid stress; and validate the PnET-BGC forest-soil-water model on field, GIS and remote sensing data then regionally apply the model.
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Status - Completed
Start date: 2002-06-10
End date: 2002-06-11