SERC's Global Change Research Wetland will be even hotter than usual this summer, with the launch of a new global warming experiment in June. The new project will track how well wetlands can build soil and keep pace with sea level rise when facing both higher temperatures and higher CO2.
News and Research
Protecting biodiversity comes with some succulent benefits. Divers who did more than 4,000 underwater surveys discovered diversity makes fish communities are more productive, and better able to withstand temperature swings. (Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith)
Low oxygen is already a deadly threat for aquatic life. SERC marine ecologists have discovered acidification—low oxygen's frequent companion—makes it even harder for fish like silversides to survive plummeting oxygen.
The secret is in the soil. In one of the oddest couples in the natural world, orchids need fungi to grow. But finding those fungi can be tricky, until a new study from the Plant Ecology Lab used DNA to find those fungi in more places than anyone had suspected.
(Photo: Yini Ma)
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"Restoring Muddy Creek: An Experiment to Revive a Degraded Stream"
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