Kellogg Biological Station Transition Site

Located on Kellogg Biological Station property, our aptly named “transition” site spans an ecotone that progresses from mature forest to young forest, shrub, and grass over a distance of 200m. It has been permanently instrumented with an array of electrodes for electrical resistivity (ER) surveys, as well as temperature and soil moisture probes. This site was created as part of an effort to understand how land use change impacts soil moisture distribution in the near surface. It is closely related to two of our other active study sites, Sandhill and GLBRC.

We would like to to thank the National Science Foundation for funding this research.


Multi-scale Monitoring and Modeling of Land Use and Climate Change Impacts on the Terrestrial Hydrologic Cycle: Implications for the Great Lakes Basin