(Memorial University Faculty of Science)
Dr. Susan Ziegler is using her research to better understand the effects of climate change on Newfoundland and Labrador's boreal forest.
Trees in Newfoundland and Labrador may be doing a better job than anyone thought at pulling carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
Why this is the case, however, is not clear.
A research scientist at Memorial University, who has been studying how trees in Newfoundland and Labrador's boreal forest are becoming more efficient at removing carbon from the atmosphere, is determined to find the answer.
"The specifics of this program [are] really to investigate nutrient and carbon dynamics which tell us a lot about how forests will contribute, perhaps, to taking up carbon dioxide, or in fact, releasing it," said Susan Ziegler, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Science at Memorial University,
Ziegler is using her research to examine precisely how the province's forests are managing carbon.