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Month: May 2017

leshyk illustration tundra carbon

16May
  Permafrost, the “always-frozen” deep soil layers of the Arctic, naturally undergoes freeze-thaw cycles with the passage of the brief...
leshyk illustration biochar

16May
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

16May
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

16May
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

16May
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

16May
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

16May
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

16May
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

16May
Rising global temperatures and CO2 levels are increasing the amount of global-warming methane (the flaming red molecule depicted here) produced...
leshyk illustration nature

16May
Researchers at Ecoss helped to uncover a potent offset to carbon “drawdown” by plants:  with more CO2 available to fuel...
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