Reynolds Creek Virtual Tour

Organic Carbon

The Key Variable in a Changing Climate


The National Science Foundation Reynolds Creek Critical Zone Observatory was established to better understand organic carbon in sagebrush steppe ecosystems. As our climate changes, sagebrush steppe ecosystems are going to change as well. In the video below, Dr. Marie-Anne de Graaff shares her research, which focuses on predicting these changes and how they could affect this ecosystem’s ability to help sequester carbon from the atmosphere.