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Changing climate, changing landscape: monitoring the vast wilderness of interior Alaska

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  National Park Service plant ecologist Carl Roland lives in Alaska, where climate change is palpably present. Ecologists have predicted major landscape-scale changes in the future of the Alaskan interior, with a potential shift from the iconic black and white Read more ›

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Tallgrass prairie: the invasion of the woody shrubs

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Kansas native Jesse Nippert loves the prairie. He spends much of his time immersed in the tall grass as an assistant professor at Kansas State University. Though agriculture has vastly changed the plains of North America, pockets of tall grass Read more ›

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Stepping stones of diversity: the Santa Barbara landscape and giant kelp genetics

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What is it about the rocky habitat in California that makes giant kelp so prevalent? And how do they spread from one section of the Santa Barbara Channel to another? According to Filipe Alberto, a marine population geneticist at the Read more ›

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