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.