Work alongside Smithsonian scientists in the "wetland of the future" this summer! From July 25 to August 10, SERC scientists and volunteers will congregate in the Global Change Research Wetland to take an annual census of the plants in the marsh's experimental chambers. Join the team, and become part of the longest field experiment on plants and climate change in the world. Must be 18 or older. (Photo: Kim Holzer)
News and Research
These invaders go by many names, including "sea squirts" and "tunicates." But scientists had never created a global picture of their conquests, until SERC marine biologists pooled 15 years of data and discovered some suprises. (Photo: Rosana M. Rocha)
Earth's deep soils store vast reservoirs of carbon hundreds to thousands of years old. Left undistrubed, they can store it thousands of years longer. But in a new study, SERC biogeochemists found that climate change could wake up this underground pool.
SERC's Global Change Research Wetland is getting even hotter with a new global warming experiment this summer. The project tracks how well wetlands build soil and keep pace with sea level rise when facing both higher temperatures and higher CO2.
Education and Events
Full Calendar of Events
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"An Overview of NEON's Airborne Remote Sensing Infrastructure and Collection Plans"
--Tuesday, August 16, 7:00PM– 8:00PM
"Managing Diverse Ecosystems in the Modern World: A Saga of Ecosystem Restoration at Soldiers Delight "
--Saturday, August 27, 9:30AM– 3:30PM
"Citizen Science: Archaeology Dig Day"
--Tuesday, September 20, 7:00PM– 8:00PM
"Success At Scale: Lessons From a 30-Plus Year Effort to Restore Chesapeake Bay"
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