As plants take in sunlight and carbon dioxide to grow, they also respire or “breathe” out part of that carbon dioxide back to the atmosphere. When this occurs belowground from the plant’s roots, it’s called
As you enter Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Park from highway 180 there is a small little parking lot to the side with a couple of bathrooms and a non-descript, standard-issue, brown, wooden park service
Snapshots of Change and The PhenoCam Network: What Are 130 Cameras Telling Us About Our Changing Planet?
As flowers began to bloom and leaves slowly emerge in the northern hemisphere this time of year, most people are thinking about how they soon get to lose the winter coat and enjoy the warm,
I don’t remember too much from the eighties–other than Nintendo, Sonic, and how cool the Ghostbusters were. But I do clearly remember watching one of my family’s favorite movies, Smoky and the Bandit, all the time–a
While citations to academic papers are easy to track (see Google Scholar, World of Science), it’s quite informative to see what research people are actually “talking” about. Just yesterday my oldest son was reminding us
Researchers from Cardiff University in Wales have shown for the first time that genetically distinct populations of wild mammals have different “odor dialects.” In a study published in Scientific Reports, they describe how populations of
This month, we are taking a closer look at some of the articles chosen as part of the PLOS Ecological Impacts of Climate Change Collection. This collection highlights recent articles that specifically address how changing climate
When I was a kid growing up in the middle of North Carolina, my grandmother would always encourage me to get out into the field and do my work early in the morning before the
Like many scientists, Jean-François Bastin and colleagues had a question. A question that on its surface seems like it may have an obvious answer, or at least, an obvious way to find out the answer.
I have to admit, at first I didn’t really notice. I live in Virginia, a state in the approximate middle of the east coast of the US. The city I call home is at the