A speleothem has revealed rapid periods of warming across the interior of the continent during the last glacial period, corresponding to similar events recorded in Greenland ice.
Alaskan Glaciers Advance and Retreat in Satellite Imagery
Researchers tracked 19 maritime glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park over several decades and found that tidewater glaciers tended to experience less ice loss than other types of glaciers.
Una nueva perspectiva sobre la vida microbiana en las aguas termales del Parque Yellowstone
Una investigación sobre los rangos de hábitat de microorganismos en las fuentes hidrotermales del parque nacional Yellowstone muestran condiciones ambientales propicias para la interacción entre cianobacterias y algas.
Climate Change Leads to Decline in Lichen Biocrusts
As summer temperatures continue to rise, important biocrust-forming organisms in the American Southwest may be lost.
A Lidar’s-Eye View of How Forests Are Faring
Success in Yosemite is driving the wider use of lidar surveys to support forest health and wildfire resilience, study wildlife habitats, and monitor water resources.
Incredible Journeys on the Crown of the Continent
Living in Geologic Time: The making, breaking, and backpacking of North America’s Continental Divide.
The Galápagos Islands: The Ultimate Outdoor Soil Science Laboratory
A new study has spurred further research into the impacts of soil formation on modern-day problems like heavy metal contamination in agricultural soils.
Biological Crusts Affected by Drought Can Still Stabilize Soils
Results of in situ experiments on natural microbial communities suggest that biological crusts can protect soils from erosion, but their protective role could be compromised under predicted future climate scenarios.
A Fresh View of Microbial Life in Yellowstone’s Hot Springs
Research on the habitat ranges of microorganisms in Yellowstone’s hot springs reveals an overlap between cyanobacteria and algae.
When Climate Ruled the Dinosaurs of Grand Staircase
Living in Geologic Time: Navigate the prolific boneyards and shifting boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments.