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How Grasslands Regulate Their Productivity in Response to Droughts12.04.17Science Highlight

How Grasslands Regulate Their Productivity in Response to Droughts

Scientists show that grasslands are more sensitive to changes in the amount of moisture in the air than to changes in precipitation. Read More »

Building Confidence in Hydrologic Models12.04.17Science Highlight

Building Confidence in Hydrologic Models

Scientists evaluate seven models to understand how each model agrees and differs. Read More »

El Niño and Liquid Water Clouds Contribute to Antarctic Melt in 2015-201612.01.17Science Highlight

El Niño and Liquid Water Clouds Contribute to Antarctic Melt in 2015-2016

Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) observations provide clues on atmospheric contributions to an Antarctic melt event. Read More »

Stover_Jastrow_Alaskan soil carbon stocks11.14.17Science Highlight

The Challenge of Estimating Alaska’s Soil Carbon Stocks

A geospatial analysis determined the optimal distribution of sites needed to reliably estimate Alaska’s vast soil carbon. Read More »

Bayer_Yang_Unplugging the Cellulose Bottleneck11.14.17Science Highlight

Unplugging the Cellulose Biofuel Bottleneck

Molecular-level understanding of cellulose structure reveals why it resists degradation and could lead to cost-effective biofuels. Read More »

_Bayer_O’Malley_Unlocking the Potential of Fungal11.14.17Science Highlight

How Fungal Enzymes Break Down Plant Cell Walls

Lignocellulose-degrading enzyme complexes could improve biofuel production. Read More »

 Shifts in Biomass and Productivity11.13.17Science Highlight

The Effect of Hurricanes on Puerto Rico’s Dry Forests

More frequent storms turn forests from carbon source to sink. Read More »

Monoterpene ‘Themometer’ of Tropical Forest11.13.17Science Highlight

A Chemical Thermometer for Tropical Forests

Monoterpene measures how certain forests respond to heat stress. Read More »

Long term decomposition11.13.17Science Highlight

Where a Leaf Lands and Lies Influences Carbon Levels in Soil for Years to Come

Whether carbon comes from leaves or needles affects how fast it decomposes, but where it ends up determines how long it’s available. Read More »

10.23.17Science Highlight

Tree Mortality and Droughts: A Global Perspective

Stress-induced embolisms that interrupt water transport are a universal component of tree mortality. Read More »

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