Month: May 2017

leshyk illustration tundra carbon

  Permafrost, the “always-frozen” deep soil layers of the Arctic, naturally undergoes freeze-thaw cycles with the passage of the brief...
leshyk illustration biochar

Biochar illustration by Victor O. Leshyk Biochar, a fine-grained carbon residue of charred plant material, has recently been promoted as...
leshyk illustration dollar sign weights

Ecoss research demonstrated that grasslands with more diverse plant species pull down and store more carbon per acre: in this...
leshyk illustration hand tearing grass

In a groundbreaking study, Ecoss research produced a monetary value for biodiversity by demonstrating that having more diverse plant species...
leshyk illustration stable isotope probing

Measuring the growth rates of individual bacteria taxa within a mixed sample gives a powerful view of the moving parts...
leshyk illustration single and multiple pulse

Native soil carbon (C) can be lost in response to fresh C inputs, via the “priming effect,” a phenomenon observed...
leshyk illustration leaf litter in water

The mass emergence of metamorphosed aquatic insect larvae as airborne adults provides an important seasonal pulse of prey biomass to...
leshyk illustration big rip off pollution

Pollution scenarios and anthropogenic warming are familiar examples of human-caused stress on the environment.  But human-driven loss of biodiversity itself...
leshyk illustration rice paddy methane

Rising global temperatures and CO2 levels are increasing the amount of global-warming methane (the flaming red molecule depicted here) produced...
leshyk illustration nature

Researchers at Ecoss helped to uncover a potent offset to carbon “drawdown” by plants:  with more CO2 available to fuel...
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