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Variations in atmospheric methane emissions from subtropical lakes

Editor’s Highlight—   This paper demonstrates how multiple methods of inferring methane fluxes from a lake could be used to reliably constrain and map the high spatial and temporal variation in methane fluxes in eutrophic lakes. The authors used a three-year dataset based on high resolution measurements.... more

Investigating the drivers of changes in plant leaf carbon isotope ratio

Editor’s Highlight—   Leaf carbon isotope ratio (δ13C) is an important plant trait for understanding plant physiology and ecology. It is also a useful tool for plant classification and paleo-environmental reconstruction. This study examines how genetic and morphological features, as well as environmental.... more

Tracking Nitrogen in Arctic Plants

Elizabeth Jacobsen, Staff Writer

From Research Spotlights— Prevailing nutrient uptake models do not fit Arctic plants. Scientists test a new option that overcomes older models’ shortcomings.  The Arctic is warming more than any other region on Earth, and this creates feedback loops that are notoriously difficult to predict..... more

Deforestation Effects as Different as Night and Day

Sarah Witman, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— Study investigates how the time of day that deforestation occurs can affect changes in land surface temperature.  On a global scale, deforestation is known to be harmful to the environment, as it disrupts the natural exchange of carbon dioxide, radiation, and water.... more

Mushrooms Could Provide a Record of Grassland History

Alexandra Branscombe, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— Scientists measured carbon isotopes in certain types of fungi to assess whether the organisms can track how climate change is affecting grasses.  Since the Industrial Revolution, concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have rapidly increased. How does this.... more