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UM study indicates cropland absorbs less carbon pollution

February 19, 2014

“In a study highlighted this month in the journal Nature Geoscience, a team of University of Montana and U.S. Geological Survey scientists presented satellite data showing that farmland and other disturbed areas process less carbon than areas where the native vegetation is undisturbed." Study conducted by postdoctoral researcher Bill Smith, UM faculty members Steve Running and Cory Cleveland, and former UM postdoctoral researcher and current USGS scientist Sasha Reed. Bozeman Daily Chronicle. -