Southern University Students Learn About EFETAC Carbon and Water Research
Students from Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, recently toured carbon and water research sites near Plymouth, North Carolina. EFETAC biological scientists Michael Gavazzi and Emrys Treasure (pictured center and third from left, respectively) led the tour where students learned about different pine management operations employed at the sites and EFETAC's role in studying the impact of forest management and climate on carbon and water budgets and allocations. While the students' educations focus primarily on urban forestry, they were familiar with the economic importance of loblolly pine in the South and the scientific instruments used at the research site. The trip was part of a research grant to bring climate change awareness to Southern University students and better prepare them to enter environmental science-related fields.