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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 »

09.07.17Science Highlight

Consequences of Drought Stress on Biofuels

Switchgrass cultivated during a year of severe drought inhibited microbial fermentation and resulting biofuel production. Read More »

09.07.17Science Highlight

Clay Minerals and Metal Oxides Change How Uranium Travels Through Sediments

Common constituents prevent uranium from precipitating from liquids, letting it travel with groundwater. Read More »

09.07.17Science Highlight

Tundra Loses Carbon with Rapid Permafrost Thaw

Seven-year-study shows plant growth does not sustainably balance carbon losses from solar warming and permafrost thaw. Read More »

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