SERC's annual festival of science returns on Saturday, May 14! Spend a day along the water and in the woods with Smithsonian scientists, and discover how you fit into our connected Earth. Free parking with online registration!
News and Research
The secret is in the soil. In one of the oddest couples in the natural world, orchids need fungi to grow. But finding those fungi can be tricky, until a new study from the Plant Ecology Lab used DNA to find those fungi in more places than anyone had suspected. (Photo: Yini Ma)
Twenty years ago, SERC scientists noticed nitrogen was disappearing from streams all over the Chesapeake. Now they've figured out why, and found a way to measure something that's vanishing into thin air.
SERC scientists are working to bring a degraded stream back to health, and stop it from carrying torrents of pollution to the Bay. In the process, they'll come closer to uncovering what it takes to make stream restorations succeed.
Education and Events
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"Conquest of Phragmites: Why a Non-Native Reed Began Dominating Chesapeake Wetlands"
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