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.
Satellite data indicate that pollution control efforts that curbed levels of sulfur dioxide gas did not cause a major decrease in carbon dioxide absorption by plants.
In Los Angeles, replacing lawns with native plants that need less water could lead to hotter days and cooler nights.
About two thirds of the gas produced by a study area near Barrow, Alaska, came from increasingly abundant greenery covering only 5% of the landscape, researchers estimate.
Scientists create a more realistic representation of plant nitrogen uptake and usage to improve global climate simulations.