Coastal Margins RCN Spring Webinar

Join the Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network Seminar on April 28th from 11:oo AM to 12:30 PM AKDT to hear the latest from coastal margins researchers on terrestrial and marine processes in the North Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest. Register for this virtual event. 11:00-11:20 AM – Carbon cycling and budget studies on Vancouver Island: PreliminaryContinue reading Coastal Margins RCN Spring Webinar

Postdoctoral researcher Megan Behnke joins the CRMRN

For Megan Behnke, Juneau’s coastal temperate rainforest represents the familiar and the unknown all at once. Behnke, who was born and raised in Juneau, joins the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (ACRC) this month as a postdoctoral researcher funded through the Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network over five years after first engaging with ACRC as aContinue reading Postdoctoral researcher Megan Behnke joins the CRMRN

PhD Student Position: Landsliding by Biomass Surcharge and Wind Disturbance in Patagonian Rainforests

Coastal Margins Network researcher Christian Mohr is accepting applications for a 3-year PhD-position for Trees Trigger Trouble – Landsliding by Biomass Surcharge and Wind Disturbance in Patagonian Rainforests (RETROGRESS), a DFG-funded ecogeomorphology project in the Patagonian Andes of Chile (75% TVöD 13). The PhD student role will be on the integration of theory with fieldContinue reading PhD Student Position: Landsliding by Biomass Surcharge and Wind Disturbance in Patagonian Rainforests

Coastal Margins RCN Seminar

Join the Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network Seminar on November 16 from 11:oo AM to 12:30 PM AKST to hear the latest from coastal margins researchers on terrestrial and marine processes in the North Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest. Register for this virtual event. 11:00-11:20 AM – Incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge to Predict Harmful Algal BloomsContinue reading Coastal Margins RCN Seminar

PhD student position: Forest disturbance, carbon accounting, and geospatial patterning in coastal Alaskan forests

An exciting new NSF funded project studying the role of past forest management and natural disturbances in constraining or promoting future conservation, harvest, and carbon-market activities is starting in 2021. There is one PhD opportunity to work on this exciting project at the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado. The project will quantify carbon stocksContinue reading PhD student position: Forest disturbance, carbon accounting, and geospatial patterning in coastal Alaskan forests

CRMRN provides funding for oceanographic researcher Mariela Brooks

The Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center welcomes a new postdoctoral researcher today, oceanographer Mariela Brooks. Brooks’ work is funded by the Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network, for which ACRC is a host institution. She joins ACRC following her doctoral studies in Marine Chemistry at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. Brooks found her interest in oceanographyContinue reading CRMRN provides funding for oceanographic researcher Mariela Brooks

Cross-continental collaboration through the Scientist Exchange Program

Far from his home in Potsdam, Germany, Christian Mohr attended the third Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network (CRMRN) workshop in Juneau, Alaska last March. Along the way, he had the opportunity to finally meet with distant collaborators working in his field and make connections from his research in the temperate rainforests of Patagonia to theContinue reading Cross-continental collaboration through the Scientist Exchange Program

Student Spotlight: Liz Kreitinger

The CRMRN will be sharing Q&As with graduate and postdoctoral network members throughout the summer and fall. Stay tuned! Meet Liz Kreitinger. Liz is an MS/PhD student in the Soil and Water Lab at Cornell University. With her advisor Todd Walter and CRMRN steering committee member Dave D’Amore, she is studying how watersheds process nutrients,Continue reading Student Spotlight: Liz Kreitinger

Digging for answers in the temperate rainforest

A spray of rust-colored soil lands with a thud in the forest surrounding Juneau’s John Muir trail, disturbing the devil’s club for a moment. Over his shoulder, UAF soil scientist Diogo Noses Spinola is deftly swinging a shovelful of dirt downhill of us. He takes a break to let Raquel Portes, his partner and fellowContinue reading Digging for answers in the temperate rainforest