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ARC LTER (Image 5)

June 28, 2010
ARC LTER (Image 5) Students examine the effects of thawing buried ice in the Alaskan tundra as part of a course sponsored jointly by the Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. The research and course are part of the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (ARC LTER) project and the Biocomplexity project. The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) is an international center for research, education and training in biology, as well as the oldest private marine laboratory in the country. The ARC LTER site is part of a network of sites established by the National Science Foundation to support long-term ecological research in the United States. The research site is located in the foothills region of the North Slope of Alaska and is based out of the University of Alaska's Toolik Field Station, with the principal year-round institute based at The Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass. To learn more, visit the ARC LTER Web site. [Research supported by National Science Foundation grants DEB 04-23385 and ATM 04-39620.] (Date of Image: August 2004) [One of eight related images. See Next Image.]

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