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The research concerns the understanding of how physical and biological constraints influence the rates of energy and mass exchange between the biosphere (e.g., forests) and the atmospheric layer adjacent to the surface. This research is necessary to understand the impacts of atmospheric composition changes on both the Earths climate system and air quality in response to increases of transport of materials from the biosphere to the atmosphere and vice versa. Research activities involve several facets ranging from investigations in the laboratory where measurement systems are developed and tested before their field deployment, to research in the field where the complex interactions between terrestrial surfaces and overlying atmosphere are studied employing state-of-the-science observing systems. Collaborations are maintained with atmospheric chemists and ecologists on field projects at places such as the high Arctic, Brazil, several places in Africa, and many places in North America.
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