Temperature and humidity is recorded above and below ground as part of a research project investigating the carbon dynamics of a natural UK woodland.
The School of Environmental Sciences at the University of
Liverpool is running a research project investigating the role of
natural woodland in the national budget of carbon emissions and
sequestration. Tinytag Plus 2 temperature
and humidity loggers are being used to monitor above and below
ground over a period of two years in a forested National Nature
Reserve in the Wye Valley. Four loggers are deployed, two recording air temp/RH,
and two buried about 5cm below the soil surface.
The recorded data is compared with the rates of decomposition of
tree roots to see if temperature and humidity changes influence
these rates. It is also used to compare soil and air temperatures
to understand woodland microclimates.
Professor of Environmental Sciences Richard Bradshaw, comments,
"I have found the Tinytags to be reliable and robust, with a long
battery life. They are easy to use and the Tinytag Explorer software is very versatile in
displaying the recorded data.
The image shows the 'below ground' Tinytags placed in a
sunken plastic pipe