An undergraduate experiment grew vegetables and herbs in simulated Martian soil under Mars-like reduced daylight. The tasty results suggest that Mars colonists could farm their own produce.
Improving satellite-based studies of vegetation optical depth, a critical ecosystem indicator.
Epiphyte-bearing trees leach carbon when it rains.
Spaceborne images give scientists a detailed picture of the boreal forests’ tree heights, which help scientists estimate their contribution to carbon budgets.
Plants and fluctuating river flow work together to balance vertical sediment buildup with sediment delivery to the delta’s edge.
Current climate models disagree on how much carbon dioxide land ecosystems take up for photosynthesis. Tracking the stronger carbonyl sulfide signal could help.
Combining vegetation distribution models and sediment transport models offers a better understanding of how dryland environments change in response to different factors.
With their feet in the cloud, Descartes Labs is pushing the limit of how we study the Earth with satellite images.
The rich diversity of trees at arboreta may allow scientists to home in on the specific traits that allow trees to grow faster or slower in response to warming temperatures.
A new study shows how groundwater influences river dynamics and channel pattern.