Mangrove trees are masters at protecting coastal homes from hurricanes. But excess nutrients, which usually help them grow larger, are also making them weaker, something SERC ecologist Candy Feller discovered when two hurricanes ripped through her experiments in Florida. (Image: Anne Chamberlain)
News and Research
A Smithsonian expedition to the tropics and new DNA research revealed two hidden oyster species in the Caribbean waters of the Panama Canal.
(Photo: Kristina Hill-Spanik)
With fewer winter cold snaps, Florida's mangrove trees are pushing north. But they aren't moving in sync. Black mangroves have a commanding lead over their red and white cousins, so a team of Smithsonian scientists trekked through the swamps to figure out why.
Meet the newest members of the bryozoan world, discovered by SERC research associate João Canning-Clode and his colleagues in the Madeira Islands.
(Photo: Patricio Ramalhosa)
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"Can we control rising atmospheric CO2 and global warming?"
--Saturday, July 11, 9:00AM– 11:30AM
--Thursday, July 16, 3:00PM– 4:00PM
"Decay activity and fruiting phenology of wood-inhabiting fungi in a mid-Atlantic forest"
--Tuesday, July 21, 7:00PM– 8:00PM
"Wetlands. Vs. Rising Seas: Who's Winning in the Climate of the Future?"
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