Bonanza Creek LTER News Releases

Study: Alaska’s boreal forest fires release more carbon than the trees can absorb
(19 Oct 2015) Boreal forest fires and carbon release
• Helene Genet, David McGuire
Decreasing biodiversity affects productivity of remaining plants
(20 Apr 2015) Biodiversity and plant productivity
• David McGuire
Scientists predict gradual, prolonged permafrost greenhouse gas emissions
(8 Apr 2015) Permafrost greenhouse gas emissions
• David McGuire, Ted Schuur, Jennifer Harden, Merritt Turetsky
Alaska, Canada, NYC researchers seek citizen scientists for climate project
(2 Jul 2014) Citizen-science project to study plant phenology in Alaska and Canada
• Christa P. H. Mulder, Katie Spellman
Art exhibit features predators and prey of Alaska
(30 Jul 2013) Bonanza Creek Long-Term Ecological Research program art-science exhibit
• Mary Beth Leigh
UAF landscape ecologist named 2012 AAAS Fellow
(30 Jan 2013) AAAS Fellow announcement A. David McGuire
• David McGuire
Invasive plants may threaten Alaska's native berries
(23 Apr 2012) Climate warming is allowing invasive plants to take hold in Alaska and possibly luring pollinators away from native berries, says University of Alaska Fairbanks ecologist Christa Mulder.
• Christa P. H. Mulder
Abrupt permafrost thaw increases climate threat
(30 Nov 2011) As the Arctic warms, greenhouse gases will be released from thawing permafrost faster and at significantly higher levels than previous estimates, according to survey results from 41 international scientists published in the Nov. 30 issue of the journal Nature.
Fairbanks trees primed for early leaf out
(3 May 2010) Fairbanks is on the verge of having another early spring leaf out, according to University of Alaska Fairbanks biologist Eugenie Euskirchen.
Arctic land and seas account for up to 25 percent of world's carbon sink
(14 Oct 2009) New study shows that Arctic has potential to alter Earth's climate
UAF researchers contribute to national climate change report
(16 Jun 2009) Two University of the Alaska Fairbanks researchers are among key contributors to a new national report that details visible effects of climate change in the United States and how today’s choices stand to affect the future.
Artists and scientists' performance to explore Alaska's environment
(13 Mar 2008) A group of writers, dancers, artists and scientists will blend their knowledge and skills in a performance that they hope will inspire audience members to expand their vision of how to preserve and enhance their community in a changing world. "In a Time of Change" will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the Pioneer Park Civic Center.
Seeking sustainability in a world of instability: New approaches to management of human-caribou systems
(13 Feb 2008) Gary Kofinas, a resource policy and management scientist and director of the Resilience and Adaptation Program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks will present “Melding Social and Ecological Sustainability: Human-Caribou Systems Facing Rapid Change” at the AAAS meeting Feb. 17 in Boston.
Alaska study offers strategies to mitigate climate warming
(4 Oct 2006) Using Interior Alaska's boreal forests as a case study, a team of scientists led by University of Alaska Fairbanks ecologist F. Stuart (Terry) Chapin III recently offered four policy strategies for sustaining people and the environment as both face a dramatically warming climate.
Arctic nations' wealth key to management of climate change
(7 Aug 2006) Arctic nations have the wealth and scientific understanding to alter the course of global climate change, if they choose to do so, writes F.S. (Terry) Chapin III, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in a paper to be published August 9, 2006 in the journal Ambio.
Coming to the Arctic near you: The longer, hotter summer
(22 Sep 2005) In a paper that shows dramatic summer warming in arctic Alaska, scientists synthesized a decade of field data from Alaska showing summer warming is occurring primarily on land, where a longer snow-free season has contributed more strongly to atmospheric heating than have changes in vegetation.
UAF graduate program key to sustainable planet - Humans trading short-term food for long-term environmental losses
(21 Jul 2005) Your breakfast this morning came at a cost not only to your wallet. Your bowl of Cheerios and cup of coffee and all the other meals for the other six billion people in our world cost the Earth a bit of its water, contributed to its pollution and may one day cost us our livelihood.

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