OCCRI Researchers

Title: Research Associate
Name: Jon Martin
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: Forest Science; Pacific Northwest Tree Improvement Research Cooperative

Research Theme: Causes and quantification of spatial and temporal variation of soil respiration. Because soil respiration is the summed components of carbon dioxide release from autotrophic and heterotrophic metabolism, each of which can be strongly governed by soil climate, soil biological processes, and land use history, understanding how these drive the production of soil CO2 and how they are arranged on the landscape can significantly aid modeling efforts. The development of models that incorporate spatially and temporally dynamic variables help us explore the effects of environmental changes on annual soil carbon flux, and ultimately the role of forests in global carbon cycling.

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