Center Reports

2016-2017 Center Report

"Since it was founded over 40 years ago, the Ecosystems Center has been involved in long-term studies and experiments on critical issues that intersect basic and applied science. We, and our colleagues, have looked not only at the immediate impacts of environmental changes but also at ecosystem feedbacks that will determine long-term responses. We have learned that very short-term responses of the arctic tundra to a fire, of a marsh to sea-level rise, or a forest to soil warming, do not tell the full story. Unless we follow these ecosystem responses over decades we may come to the wrong conclusion."
--Anne Giblin, Ecosystems Center Director


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