Sandhill is a permanently maintained and instrumented study site situated on the Allen Woodland plot near the south-eastern corner of MSU property (not far from Sandhill Rd). It was first instrumented in 2006 for a PhD thesis to answer questions about the impacts of land use change on water and nutrient cycling using the forest/grass ecotone and geophysical methods. Work at Sandhill has been the basis for several MS theses and is currently used as an educational tool while showing us long term trends in the relationship between soil moisture, vegetation, and precipitation.


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