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

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

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

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

Measuring the growth rates of individual bacteria taxa within a mixed sample gives a powerful view of the moving parts...

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

The mass emergence of metamorphosed aquatic insect larvae as airborne adults provides an important seasonal pulse of prey biomass to...

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

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

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

Albedo, the reflectance of sunlight from earth’s surface, is an important moderator of climate because it determines whether solar energy...

Management of forests for carbon uptake is an important tool in the effort to slow the increase in atmospheric CO2...

Longstanding land-management policies of complete wildfire suppression on wild lands were intended to prevent catastrophic wildfires through constant human monitoring...