Journal Article Details Research from College’s Bousson Experimental Forest

Professor of Environmental Science Richard Bowden and Lauren Deem ’13 co-authored “Litter Input Controls on Soil Carbon in a Temperate Deciduous Forest” in a special edition of the Soil Science Society of America Journal. The paper, based on a 20-year experiment at Allegheny’s Bousson Experimental Forest, showed that soil C is susceptible to decreases in forest productivity and is very slow to increase soil C. Thus intact forest soils have limited potential to help reduce global warming pollution.