Latest Long Term Ecological Research Network Stories
Based on trends in Massachusetts forests, scientists are predicting a carbon loss of up to 18% over the next 50 years. In fact, based on these findings, it would be less harmful to harvest these forests instead.
Scientists working on an ongoing study investigating the impact of climate change on various ecosystems have revealed that habitants dependent upon areas that typically experience ice and snow during the winter months are the most threatened by increasing global temperatures.
NSF partners with international team to gather new information on hidden environments and past climate conditions in Antarctica.
Does it matter whether long periods of hot weather, such as last year's heat wave that gripped the U.S. Midwest, happen in June or July, August or September?
NSF Forum: The Challenge Of A Sustainable Future: Long-Term Ecological Research Offers New Answers
Might a penguin's next meal be affected by the exhaust from your tailpipe? The answer may be yes, when you add your exhaust fumes to the total amount of carbon dioxide lofted into the atmosphere by humans since the industrial revolution.
Grasses bend in the wind, their golden tips tracing arcs across fields that stretch toward the horizon. Sunwashed by a fading evening light, these reedy ballet dancers are central figures in savanna, an ecosystem that covers some 20 percent of Earth's land area.
Invasive Asian longhorned beetle has potential for wide reach in region's forests.
The continued growth of cropland and loss of natural habitat have increasingly simplified agricultural landscapes in the Midwest.
Growth of cropland, loss of natural habitat to blame.