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COSMOS Summer 2009:

Global Change Chemistry & Biology

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Objective

Compare biology and chemistry in native and disturbed ecosystems

Topics

  1. Compare β-carotene in organic and non-organic carrots
  2. Evaluate enzyme activity and chlorophenol degradation by spent mushroom substrate
  3. Heavy metal content of soils that vary in proximity to major roads
  4. Carbon dioxide and methane fluxes in soils of varying temperature and moisture
  5. Carbon dioxide and methane concentration of exhaust from different car models and manufacturers
  6. Carbon stable isotopes in different species of plants
  7. Relationship between nitrogen availability and plant biomass in a CA grassland