US-China Carbon Consortium (USCCC)



About the USCCC

In 2004, scientists from the US and China met in Beijing to discuss how the two countries could combine their limited resources to better understand climate change impacts on the carbon and water cycles. Initial support was provided by the U.S. Forest Service, Chinese Academy of Sciences, University of Toledo, Beijing Forestry University, Chinese Academy of Forestry, and Fudan University.

group photo 2014Since then, the USCCC has grown into a multi-institutional research group with a primary focus on measuring and modeling carbon and water resources. Today, USCCC members maintain over 50 eddy flux sites that represent natural and managed ecosystems ranging from coastal wetlands to steppes, and from tropical mangroves to boreal conifer forests. Scientists use specially equipped towers located across China and the eastern U.S. to study these ecosystem changes.

Team Descriptions