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Black Spruce Forest

2016 (approx.)

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Figure 1: The black spruce forest studied in this research. The soils of black spruce forests and other ecosystems within Interior Alaska store a great deal of carbon.  This study examined how rates of carbon (and nitrogen) accumulation varied among different ecosystems. Boardwalks were installed to minimize the disturbance caused by researchers when visiting this site.


Photo courtesy of Lee Pruett