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A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers

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.

History of the MBL – Interview with John E. Hobbie


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  • Salt marshes as unsung heroes
    Marshes 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 […]

Recent Publications

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.

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