Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2016IL312B

Under the Cover of Darkness: Nighttime water use by native, biofuel and agricultural crops of Illinois

Institute: Illinois
Year Established: 2016 Start Date: 2016-03-01 End Date: 2017-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $9,853 Total Non-Federal Funds: $26,911

Principal Investigators: Max Berkelhammer, Benjamin Alsip

Abstract: The outcome of this work is therefore to (1) establish a technique to estimate nighttime water use for grasslands, (2) provide preliminary insight into how rates of nighttime water use will change in a warmer climate, (3) compare the importance of this hydrological process between common Illinois landscapes and (4) communicate the importance of these processes through a series of outreach activities.