Cranking Up the Carbon: Researchers Expose a Forest to Our Future's Conditions

30 July 2014

A new facility is being launched that will expose natural woodland to raised carbon dioxide levels, simulating conditions expected in the near future. This research is expected to give conversationalists and policy makers a look at future troubles the world's forests will face.

The University of Birmingham has reportedly secured initial funding to support 10 years of a free-air carbon dioxide enrichment (FACE) experiment at its brand new Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR).

According to the university, this FACE experiment will expose a mature forest to a high-carbon environment that reflects conditions expected in the not-so-distant future, based on numerous and widely accepted carbon burden projections.

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