The Ecosystems Center
Two new studies led by Christopher Neill, director of the MBL Ecosystems Center, and his colleagues Michael Coe and Marcia Macedo of the Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), and WHRC Distinguished Visiting Scientist Eric Davidson, will examine the environmental impacts of the expansion and intensification of Amazon soybean agriculture and identify potential management strategies to reduce those impacts.
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Schmitz, O.J., P. A. Raymond, J.A. Estes, W.A. Kurz, G.W. Holtgrieve, M.E. Ritchie, D.E. Schindler, A.C. Spivak, R.W. Wilson, M.A. Bradford, V. Christensen, L.A. Deegan, V. Smetacek, M.J. Vanni, and C.C. Wilmers. 2013. Animating the Carbon Cycle. Ecosystems, In press. (Online early publication October 2013). MBL Press Release.
Cardon ZG, Stark JM, Herron PM, Rasmussen JA. 2013. Sagebrush carrying out hydraulic lift enhances surface soil nitrogen cycling and nitrogen uptake into inflorescences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nov. 4 online first: www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1311314110.
Rastetter, EB, R.D. Yanai, R.Q. Thomas, M.A. Vadeboncoeur, T.J. Fahey, M.C. Fisk, B.L. Kwiatkowski, and S.P. Hamburg. 2013. Recovery from Disturbance Requires Resynchronization of Ecosystem Nutrient Cycles. Ecological Applications 23:621-642.
MBL Blog >> Ecosystems
- MBL Hosts First Annual Northeast Climate Science Center Fellows RetreatThe first annual Northeast Climate Science Center (NE CSC) Fellows Retreat is being held this week at MBL’s Marshview Field Station near Plum Island, off the North Shore coast of Massachusetts. Sixteen graduate and postdoctoral fellows from eight states are learning about climate challenges to coastal and salt marsh habitats and meeting with federal and […]
TIDE Project Blog
- Here a snail but not there a snail?by forest, a research assistant Though unnoticed on my first visit to the Rowley marshes, I soon became well acquainted with Melampus bidentatus, or the coffee bean snail, during subsequent stem counting, transplant planting, and genetic sampling ventures. While working in close proximity with the coffee bean snails, I began to notice trends in their […]