Do ecosystem disturbances enhance forest carbon storage in Southeast Alaska?

Change spurs growth, even for forests. Disturbances such as landslides, wind, and wildfires are part of the ecosystem dynamics of a region. Over a short timescale, disturbances are known to decrease carbon stored as forest biomass, by burning and uprooting vegetation and disrupting growth. But across broad time and spatial scales, exposure to disturbances mayContinue reading Do ecosystem disturbances enhance forest carbon storage in Southeast Alaska?

Apply: UAF soil post-doctoral fellow position

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is accepting applications for a post-doctoral research associate to study mineral weathering, soil development, and clay mineralogy in forested ecosystems of the Alaskan coastal temperate rainforest. The position is based in Juneau, working closely the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station (PNWRS). The ResearchContinue reading Apply: UAF soil post-doctoral fellow position

Yellow-cedar research in the spotlight: In Search of the Canary Tree by Lauren Oakes

Lauren Oakes, a conservation scientist and author, conducted her Ph.D. research on the decline of yellow-cedar in the forests of the north Pacific coastal temperate rainforest. CRMRN investigators Allison Bidlack, Brian Buma, and Sarah Bisbing are continuing to work with Lauren and others on expanded regional ecological studies of this climate-impacted species. This fall, OakesContinue reading Yellow-cedar research in the spotlight: In Search of the Canary Tree by Lauren Oakes

CRMRN publishes a transboundary soil organic carbon stock assessment in the north PCTR

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

CRMRN Scientists help support research at the Terrestrial – Aquatic Interface

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

Hakai publishes watersheds of the northern Pacific coastal temperate rainforest margins dataset

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.

Coastal Margins scientists to lead Hakai Cryosphere Node at UNBC

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

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 fluxContinue reading Hakai Coastal Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Position

Talk: Ecosystem Carbon Stocks and Lateral Carbon Fluxes in a Coastal Temperate Rainforest

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