Understanding Coral Bleaching: Research and Lessons from Mo’orea

by Jannine Chamorro, Moorea Coral Reef LTER Last September I had the opportunity to participate in a project studying coral bleaching in Mo’orea, French Polynesia. This was the first time I had ever worked in a remote field location. While initially the thought of flying to a place I could not see on a map... Continue Reading →

Cruising the Ocean off California: Wrangling the MOCNESS monster

by Laura Lilly (CCE-LTER grad student rep) In August, the California Current Ecosystem (CCE) LTER program undertook a 32-day Process Cruise to sample the ocean off California. We left San Diego Harbor under sunny skies and smooth sailing conditions and headed north toward Monterey, California. The goal of our month long cruise was to track... Continue Reading →

Ironing out the arctic carbon cycle

by Adrianna Trusiak Location: Toolik Field Station, Alaskan Arctic Red and orange across the Arctic In the environment iron is easy to identify due to its color.  Specifically, on the surface iron is exposed to oxygen in the atmosphere and oxidized, forming red-orange precipitates visible to the naked eye.  Across the arctic landscape, these red-orange... 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 →

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