Experimental mesocosms, such as those pictured here, help to bridge researchers’ understanding of mechanisms with whole system dynamics.
A prairie strip growing in wheat at the KBS LTER Main Cropping Systems Experiment. Kurt Stepnitz
A KBS LTER graduate student collects soil cores in a prairie strip on the Main Cropping Systems Experiment. Kurt Stepnitz
A research technician samples greenhouse gases on the KBS LTER Main Cropping Systems Experiment Kurt Stepnitz
Late fall switchgrass harvest at the GLBRC / KBS LTER biofuels scale-up site; Photo Credit: J.E.Doll, Michigan State University J.E. Doll- Michigan State University
Photo Credit: K.Stepnitz, Michigan State University