Genomic Science Program
U.S. Department of Energy | Office of Science | Biological and Environmental Research Program

Carbon Cycling and Biosequestration

Integrating Biology and Climate Through Systems Science

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To develop research objectives in biological carbon cycling and biosequestration of carbon in ecosystems, BER hosted the Carbon Cycling and Biosequestration Workshop in March 2008. Experts in terrestrial and ocean biogeochemical cycling, ecosystem science, research technology development, molecular biology, and modeling met to identify research needs and opportunities for understanding biological carbon cycling and biosequestration. Participants also assessed current science and technology and discussed fundamental research for pursuing BER goals. This report outlines the workshop’s findings and highlights key opportunities for research on biological aspects of the global carbon cycle.

Suggested citation: U.S. DOE. 2008. Carbon Cycling and Biosequestration: Report from the March 2008 Workshop, DOE/SC-108, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (