Long-term Ecosystem Response to Rising Carbon Dioxide and Nitrogen

Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations and increasing nutrient pollution each generally tend to increase plant growth. What happens to plants when you add both together? What happens to the ecosystem as a whole? We started adding both CO2 and nitrogen to plots in 2006 and found that the whole can be much less than the sum of its parts. We work closely with the Global Change Research Wetland (GCREW) at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (drone footage of site) to peer into the future through the eyes of an ecosystem.

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Mangrove Migration

Mangroves are moving poleward into marshes all over the world, dramatically changing those ecosystems. We’re looking closely at the causes and evaluating consequences of this dramatic ecosystem change for northeastern Florida.


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