The Ecosystems Center

2014 Center Report Now Available
Plum Island Estuary, Rowley, MA
Waquoit Bay, Falmouth, MA
Sargasso Sea, Bermuda
Toolik Field Station, North Slope, Alaska
Fazenda Tanguro, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA

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Assessing nature's carbon sinks
A new study, lead by Jerry Melillo, Ecosystems Center Distinguished Scientist, estimates the annual carbon sequestration rate in protected areas such as rainforests will decline by about 40 percent between now and 2100.

Study reveals climate change impacts on Buzzards Bay
An analysis of long-term, water quality monitoring data reveals that climate change is already having an impact on ecosystems in the coastal waters of Buzzards Bay, Mass. The impacts relate to how nitrogen pollution affects coastal ecosystems.


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