Science Highlights

Saplings Survive Droughts via Storage03.19.18Science Highlight

Saplings Survive Droughts via Storage

Certain species of trees retain stored water, limit root growth to survive three months without water. Read More »

Chasing Storms through Terabytes of Data03.14.18Science Highlight

Chasing Storms through Terabytes of Data

Toolkit lets scientists detect extreme weather in climate simulations far faster than before. Read More »

Modified Switchgrass Has No Negative Effect on Soils02.28.18Science Highlight

Modified Switchgrass Has No Negative Effect on Soils

Genetically engineered switchgrass does not change soil chemistry, microbiology, or carbon storage potential. Read More »

Discovery of a New Microbe that Produces Methane in Oxygenated Soils02.28.18Science Highlight

Discovery of a New Microbe that Produces Methane in Oxygenated Soils

Global models may be underestimating net wetland methane emissions. Read More »

02.20.18Science Highlight

Sunlight Stimulates Microbial Respiration of Carbon in Surface Waters

This research offers new information to understand the role of microorganisms in elemental cycling in the Arctic. Read More »

How Bacteria Produce Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles02.10.18Science Highlight

How Bacteria Produce Manganese Oxide Nanoparticles

Multiple techniques to characterize an enzyme complex shed light on how bacteria create particles and contribute to global cycles. Read More »

From 100,000 to 8: Representing Complex Aerosol Patterns with Far Fewer Particles02.10.18Science Highlight

From 100,000 to 8: Representing Complex Aerosol Patterns with Far Fewer Particles

Study shows how aerosols interacting with clouds can be accurately captured by sparse set of representative particles. Read More »

Rewriting Resistance: Genetic Changes Increase Crops’ Biomass and Sugar Release 02.02.18Science Highlight

Putting the P in Photosynthesis of Tropical Forests

Including phosphorus (P) in predictions of photosynthesis may improve models of tropical forests where the supply of the nutrient is limited. Read More »

Exploring Past, Present, and Future Water Availability Regionally, Globally01.16.18Science Highlight

Exploring Past, Present, and Future Water Availability Regionally, Globally

New open-source software simulates river and runoff resources. Read More »

Arctic Photosynthetic Capacity and Carbon Dioxide 01.16.18Science Highlight

Arctic Photosynthetic Capacity and Carbon Dioxide Assimilation Underestimated by Terrestrial Biosphere Models

New measurements offer data vital to projecting plant response to environmental changes. Read More »