The Ecosystems Center

Celebrating 40 Years of contributions to ecology and ecosystem science
December Sunset on Sage Lot Marsh, Mashpee, MA
Testing potential environmental effects of the intensification of Amazon cropping practices
Winter Impressions
Using instrumented towers to measure CO2 exchanges in Plum Island marshes
Semester in Environmental Science Open to UChicago Students

Ecosystems Center 40th Anniversary

Schedule of Events

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One of the best parts about celebrating an anniversary is sharing memories with each other and we’d love to hear yours!

Spotlight On

Fun & Science: Mary & the 6400s (video)
Li-Cor, Inc. recently hosted a contest that invited participants to create a short video that explained their research in a fun way and involved the LI-6400XT Portable Photosynthesis System. Mary Heskel, Ecosystems Center Postdoctoral Scientist, received an Honorable Mention for her video which is a brief conversation with some very bored 6400s who haven't been able to measure leaves all winter and are eager to get to the field.

New Electronic Tagging Program Debuts At Coonamessett River Herring Run
The Coonamessett River Trust is upgrading their 10-year old herring counting program this year with an electronic tagging program, as well as an adopt-a-herring fundraiser. MBL scientist Linda Deegan has lent the trust equipment for the tagging program and is conducting research on the findings.

Can Photosynthesis be Measured Over Large Areas? MBL, Brown University Scientists Find a Way
By mounting cameras and spectral sensors over a forest canopy in central Massachusetts, scientists have developed an innovative system to measure plant photosynthesis over large areas, such as acres of crops or trees, using information on solar-induced fluorescence in the leaves.