Some southern beeches in the Andes have plumbed deeper for moisture as the surface has dried up. But doing so may deplete resources and undermine the trees’ future health.
Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences
Plants Leave Chemical Fingerprints on an Ozone-Depleting Gas
A first-of-its-kind study suggests that isotope analysis could be used to pinpoint sources and sinks of atmospheric methyl chloride.
Applying Algal Geometry to Past and Future Environments
Math can be fun when reconstructing the ocean’s past and forecasting the future with algal geometry.
Do Volcanoes Add More Carbon Than They Take Away?
Slow carbon seep long after eruptions have ceased could shape the carbon cycle on geological timescales.
Tree Ring Width Predicted by Machine Learning
When predicting a tree’s annual growth, consider the whole weather system and not just the sum of its parts.
Munching Moose Cool Forest Floors
By making clear-cut forests patchier, moose create a reflective surface that bounces back sunlight and keeps temperatures down.
Bacteria Travel Thousands of Kilometers on Airborne Dust
As winds pick up dirt and sand, they also pick up any microbes adhering to those particles, potentially introducing them to new locations.
Fluid Dynamics of Tiny, Ancient Marine Animals
Water flow simulations using 3D models of fossils yield new clues to the evolution of organisms known as medusozoans.