We are an international research collaborative working to quantify the flux of nutrient-rich materials from coastal watersheds to nearshore marine ecosystems.

We address information gaps, develop regional collaborations, and synthesize knowledge regarding water, carbon, and nutrient fluxes in a landscape where intense transformations and rapid transfers between terrestrial and freshwater environments control the delivery of these materials to the ocean.

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We are supported in part by the US National Science Foundation award #1557186.


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Hakai Coastal Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Linking the land and sea on the British Columbia coast: How dynamic nutrient fluxes from small rainforest watersheds shape cross-system connections. Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Hakai Coastal Initiative at the University of British Columbia. Coastal temperate rainforests of the world are linked to coastal oceans through the riverine flux … Continue reading Hakai Coastal Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Scientist Exchange Program now accepting applications

The Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network (CRMRN) is currently accepting applications for the Scientist Exchange Program (SEP). The goals of this exchange program are to facilitate new collaborations between scientists; build new skills in field, laboratory, or statistical techniques; and assist with production of a deliverable product of the collaboration (e.g., manuscripts, data sets, research proposals).

Ad hoc instrumentation methods in ecological studies produce highly biased temperature measurements

In any region-spanning collaborative effort, using (as-much-as-possible) unbiased methods is of course desirable. Check out the recent paper by Terando et al. It’s open access, available here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ece3.3499/epdf They experimentally compared 11 different sensor brand and shield combinations to weather station data, and found that quite a few methods had a positive bias. It’s not … Continue reading Ad hoc instrumentation methods in ecological studies produce highly biased temperature measurements

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