Light and conversation advance the work of the Cairngorms LTSER

Author: Jen Holzer Cairngorms LTSER Israeli musicians Ehud Banai and the Refugees muse in the 1987 song, “Magic of the Galil”:   “…I imagined Scotland as Tavor Mountain one dark night when I froze from cold a guitar helped me the fire helped me the morning of renewing light helped me….”   While longing for... Continue Reading →

Atmospheric nitrogen deposition may endanger carbon storage in peatlands – how do the fungi respond?

By Heikki Kiheri, Natural Resources Institute Finland Approximately one third of global soil carbon is stored in northern peatlands as slowly decomposing organic material. Peat carbon is accumulated due to net imbalance of production and decomposition. This enormous amount of carbon is sequestered from the atmosphere by plants and accumulated under the waterlogged, acidic conditions... Continue Reading →

The Small Island of Braila

By Jen Holzer, Technion Socio-Ecological Research Group After three days in and around Tulcea, we journeyed by car to the City of Braila, a city of about 200,000, famous as a node for the textile, shipbuilding, and shipping trades, and a surprisingly underdeveloped tourism industry. When our hosts told us this was not a travel... Continue Reading →

There’s Nothing Trivial about the Danube Delta

  By: Jen Holzer, Technion Socio-Ecological Research Group Romania Trivia Which nations border Romania? The Danube River empties into which sea? In what year did Romania become part of the European Union? Name a Romania-born Nobel Laureate. This Romanian building is known as the largest building in Europe. Answers: Bulgaria, Servia, Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova Black Sea... Continue Reading →

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