KBS researchers see marginal lands as prime fuel source for alternative energy

Biofuel experts identify a way to meet 25 percent of Congress’ 2022 cellulosic energy production goals Marginal lands unsuited for food crops can serve as prime real estate for meeting the nation’s alternative energy production goals. In the current issue of the journal Nature, a team of researchers working at the MSU’s Kellogg Biological Station… Read more »

Harvard Forest carbon research featured on NSF “Science Nation”

The National Science Foundation’s online video magazine, “Science Nation,” has released a short video featuring long term research by scientists at the Harvard Forest (HFR) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) program to determine how the forest responds to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The short video and the accompanying short article can be viewed at… Read more »

Will Winter Ever Come?

From the Sevilleta (SEV) LTER: http://sev.lternet.edu/content/november-2012-will-winter-ever-come

Long-term research reveals how climate change is playing out in real ecosystems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lori Quillen (quillenl@caryinstitute.org), (845) 677-7600 x121 DECEMBER 1, 2012 NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H.—Around the world, the effects of global climate change are increasingly evident and difficult to ignore. However, evaluations of the local effects of climate change are often confounded by natural and human induced factors that overshadow the effects of… Read more »

Network News Fall Issue Published

Check out the new Network News issue, featuring numerous articles about the 2012 All Scientists Meeting, as well as other topics of interest: http://news.lternet.edu/fall-2012

Plum Island study says nutrients likely causing salt marsh loss

Scientists studying salt marshes at the Plum Island Ecosystem (PIE) Long Term Ecological Research site have long wondered why the marshes were disintegrating and dying at a faster rate than normal. Writing in the journal Nature this week the scientists, led by Linda Deegan of PIE and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole,… Read more »

In blown down forests, a story of survival

Contact: Clarisse Hart, Harvard Forest Outreach Manager Telephone: (978) 756-6157 (9a to 5p) Email: hart3@fas.harvard.edu October 16, 2012 PETERSHAM, MASSACHUSETTS—In newscasts following intense wind and ice storms, damaged trees stand out: snapped limbs, uprooted trunks, sometimes entire forests blown nearly flat. In the storm’s wake, landowners, municipalities, and state agencies are faced with important financial… Read more »

The Colors of Fall: Are Autumn Reds and Golds Passing By?

According to the latest article in the National Science Foundation’s “Discovery” series, climate change, land-use change, and introduced pests and diseases, are altering fall foliage. Read the full article: The Colors of Fall: Are Autumn Reds and Golds Passing By?

2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting presentations available for viewing

Lead Principal Investigators for the 26 research sites in the LTER Network assemble for a group photo at the All Scientists Meeting in Estes Park, Colorado, on September 11, 2012.

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network Office has made available most of the plenary presentations from the 2012 LTER All Scientists Meeting at Estes Park, CO, from September 10-13, 2012. The videos can be viewed using popular browsers with Microsoft Silverlight installed. You can view the 2012 ASM Video Catalog at http://mtsms.unm.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/Full/fe4c458dcdd9432fada785d9556d602021 According to… Read more »