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  • What can researchers learn about ecosystems and the environment during the total solar eclipse?

    Carl Bernacchi stands in front of a large image of a solar eclipse.

    Carl Bernacchi, a professor of crop sciences and of plant biology at the U. of I., describes the coordination of scientific instruments across the U.S. and Mexico that will be used to measure the physical, atmospheric and ecological changes that occur during the 2024 solar eclipse.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes:
    U. of I. crop sciences and plant biology professor Carl Bernacchi also is a researcher in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.
    To reach Bernacchi, email