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U-M researchers testing ways to make aspen-dominated forests resilient to climate change

(University of Michigan) In an aspen-dominated hardwood forest at the northern tip of the state’s Lower Peninsula, University of Michigan scientists are testing ways to make the region’s forests more resilient to climate change.

What drives Yellowstone’s massive elk migrations?

Yellowstone’s migratory elk rely primarily on environmental cues, including a retreating snowline and the greening grasses of spring, to decide when to make the treks between their winter ranges and summer ranges, researchers show. Their study combined GPS tracking data from more than 400 animals in nine major Yellowstone elk populations with satellite imagery to create a comprehensive model of what drives these animals to move.

6 Important Tips on How to Save The Planet

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As many scientists’ have made clear, we are now living in a world that is deteriorating right before our eyes. Things such as emissions along with dumping plastic waste into our waterways have been major downfalls of our human societies. The bad news is that almost everything we do now affects our environment in some […]

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Scientists investigate climate and vegetation drivers of terrestrial carbon fluxes

(Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences) A better understanding of terrestrial flux dynamics will come from elucidating the integrated effects of climate and vegetation constraints on gross primary productivity, ecosystem respiration, and net ecosystem productivity.

The current Nor­we­gian Bar­ents Sea risk governance frame­work would need con­sid­er­able

(University of Helsinki) A recent case study from the University of Helsinki examines different ways of framing oil spill risks with regard to the Norwegian Barents Sea where new areas have been recently opened for oil exploration and exploitation. The study demonstrates that there is an urgent need for new ways of integrating different risk frames and multiple ways of knowing into the risk governance processes of complex socio-ecological risks, such as oil spill risks.

From rain to flood

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Extreme weather events, such as thunderstorms or heavy rainfall and the resulting floods, influence Earth and environmental systems in the long term. To holistically study the impacts of hydrological extremes — from precipitation to water entering the ground to discharge to flow into the ocean — a measurement campaign at Müglitztal/Saxony is about to start under the MOSES Helmholtz Initiative. The measurement campaign is coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).