The Ecosystems Center
Los Angeles Times Opinion (by Karen Klein) - I spent a few hours Wednesday in a boat on an Arctic lake with two UC Santa Barbara researchers.....while a cold rain fell steadily on us. The air temperature was a little over 45 degrees Fahrenheit, the lake water was about 6 degrees, and despite a good rain jacket and rain pants, I came out of the experience significantly dampened.
Seminars & Events
History of the MBL – Interview with John E. Hobbie
MBL Blog >> Ecosystems
- Salt Marsh Strategies: How Plum Island is Holding Up Against Sea-Level Rise and Climate ChangeThe MBL’s Anne Giblin and colleagues are watching how the salt marshes in the Plum Island Estuary in northern Massachusetts are bearing up as the climate warms, sea level rises, and coastal development stresses their ecological integrity. A senior scientist in the MBL Ecosystems Center, Giblin directs the multi-institutional Long Term Ecological Research (
TIDE Project Blog
- Salt marshes as unsung heroesMarshes are quiet, unassuming ecosystems that do a lot for us. They provide protection from storms, they produce animals that we like to eat or watch, and they give us wonderful places to look out upon while watching the sunrise (or set on the West Coast). WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station, highlighted salt […]
Hayes, DJ; Kicklighter, DW; McGuire, AD; Chen, M; Zhuang, Q; Yan, F.; Melillo, JM; Wullschleger, SD. 2014. The impacts of recent permafrost thaw on land-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange. Environmental Research Letters 9(4):045005, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/4/045005
Thomas, F; Giblin, AE; Cardon, ZG; Sievert, SM. 2014. Rhizosphere heterogeneity shapes abundance and activity of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria in vegetated salt marsh sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology 5:309, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00309.
Xu, H; Twine, TE; Yang, X. 2014. Evaluating Remotely Sensed Phenological Metrics in a Dynamic Ecosystem Model. Remote Sensing 6(6): 4660-4686, doi: 10.3390/rs6064660.