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Doane Carbon Capture Project (DC2P)
Standing Carbon Stocks at Doane

Students are measuring the carbon content of the standing forest ecosystems on Doane College campus.  In order to do this, students are establishing long-term carbon monitoring plots in a number of the forested areas around campus. Students are marking and identifying trees to species and are determinimg, using published allometric equations for north American tree species, the standing carbon stocks both above and below ground.  This is a progressive project with subsequent groups of students setting up and monitoring new areas around campus every year so that ultimately the entire campus will be surveyed.   These data are collected annually by the students in the class and are digitally archived to establish a long-term carbon monitoring database. 

You can search this database by following the link on the left.


For more information, contact:
Dr. Ramesh Laungani | Assistant Professor of Biology | 402.826.8270 | |