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NASA’s carbon cycle and ecosystems research provides knowledge of the interactions of global biogeochemical cycles and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems with global environmental change and the implications for Earth’s climate, productivity, and natural resources.

Major Research Objectives:
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Document and understand how the global carbon cycle, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and land cover and use are changing
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Quantify global productivity, biomass, carbon fluxes, and changes in land cover
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Provide information about future changes in global carbon cycling and terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems for use in ecological forecasting and as inputs for improved climate change projections.

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+ ROSES-14 Amendment 14 releases the final text for A.7, Carbon Monitoring System Continuing Prototype Product Development, Research, and Scoping. posted 4.18.2014
+ Belmont Forum Call for Proposals: Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability posted 4.08.2014
+ ROSES-14 Amendment 9: Release of A.3, Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry posted 3.24.2014
+ SilvaCarbon Call for Proposals posted 3.24.2014
+ Nominations for the 2014 Pecora Award posted 03.07.2014
+ Release of Research Opportunities in Space and Earth Sciences 2014, Omnibus Solicitation NNH14ZDA001N
posted 02.24.2014

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Variations in atmospheric CO2 growth rates coupled with tropical temperatureVariations in atmospheric CO2 growth rates coupled with tropical temperature
Tropical Ecosystems Boost Carbon Dioxide as Temperature Rises

7.24.13

Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic?
Is a Sleeping Climate Giant Stirring in the Arctic?

6.10.13

Amazon Forest Fire Risk to Increase in 2013Amazon Forest Fire Risk to Increase in 2013 6.07.13

Climate Conditions Determine Amazon Fire Risk
Climate Conditions Determine Amazon Fire Risk 6.07.13



 
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