Large, climate-sensitive soil carbon stocks mapped with pedology-informed machine learning in the North Pacific coastal temperate rainforest CRMRN postdoc Gavin McNicol recently published an assessment of soil organic carbon stock across the north Pacific coastal temperate rainforest in Environmental Research Letters. Using a machine learning approach, McNicol found that there are 4.5 Petagrams of carbonContinue reading CRMRN publishes a transboundary soil organic carbon stock assessment in the north PCTR
Coastal Margins scientists and collaborators David Butman (University of Washington), Miguel Goni (Oregon State University), and Heida Diefenderfer (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)) took part in the first STAR workshop supported by PNNL in Richland, WA. STAR, or System for Terrestrial-Aquatic Research, represents an exciting new area of supported research designed to connect land toContinue reading CRMRN Scientists help support research at the Terrestrial – Aquatic Interface
A dataset of the watersheds draining to the rainforest margin along the Pacific coast of North America is now available online in the Hakai Metadata Catalogue. The dataset spans from Glacier Bay in Southeast Alaska to the Russian River watershed in Northern California and constitutes the highest resolution known watersheds dataset currently available for this region.
CRMRN scientists Bill Floyd and Brian Menounos will lead a joint $2.4-million research project between the University of Northern British Columbia and Vancouver Island University. Supported by the Hakai Institute, the project will focus on understanding the role of seasonal snow cover and glaciers in the hydrology of key watersheds along B.C.’s Central and SouthernContinue reading Coastal Margins scientists to lead Hakai Cryosphere Node at UNBC
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 fluxContinue reading Hakai Coastal Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Position
ACRC postdoc Gavin McNicol will present an overview of recent work by the Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network at the International Arctic Research Center in Fairbanks today, Thursday, July 19th 2018. Join us to hear about modeling carbon stocks and fluxes in the PCTR with machine learning approaches, and the environmental controls on soil carbon stocks in the temperateContinue reading Talk: Ecosystem Carbon Stocks and Lateral Carbon Fluxes in a Coastal Temperate Rainforest
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). SEP Application FormContinue reading Scientist Exchange Program now accepting applications
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 notContinue reading Ad hoc instrumentation methods in ecological studies produce highly biased temperature measurements
Applications are now closed. During this second workshop we will bring together a select group of oceanographers, biogeochemists, biologists, modellers and others interested in processes occurring at the land-sea interface in temperate regions. Although the workshop will focus heavily on the Pacific Coast, our findings are expected to have applications to temperate coastal rainforest domainsContinue reading Workshop 2: Marine-terrestrial Interactions in the Coastal Temperate Rainforest Domain
A brief write-up of our workshop in February is now online at Eos, AGU’s news magazine.