The Ecosystems Center

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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Arctic Scientists Gather at MBL
More than 65 ecologists and earth system scientists gathered at MBL April 6 and 7 for the annual Arctic LTER All-Scientists meeting. The Arctic LTER, led by Ecosystems Center Senior Scientist Gus Shaver, investigates the dynamics of the tundra, lake and stream ecosystems on the North Slope of Alaska and is based at Toolik Field Station.

Global study of tundra to desert plants shows leaves respond to warming in remarkably similar ways
Plants from all over the globe respond to temperature changes in remarkably similar ways. That’s the finding of a new study led by MBL Ecosystems Center postdoctoral researcher Mary Heskel and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

IIC Brazil Summer Policy Lab
The Ecosystems Center will partner with the University of Chicago’s International Innovation Corps (IIC) in the Harris School of Public Policy to create a Brazil Summer Policy Lab to link Amazon ecosystem science to forest and biodiversity conservation policy.


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