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 a … Continue reading Postdoctoral researcher Megan Behnke joins the CRMRN
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 oceanography … Continue reading CRMRN provides funding for oceanographic researcher Mariela Brooks
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
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 fellow … Continue reading Digging for answers in the temperate rainforest
Across the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska, a change is taking root. Warming winters are reducing snowpack in the region and causing a massive decline in a culturally, economically, and ecologically important tree species; yellow-cedar. Yellow-cedar trees are adapted with fine, shallow roots that allow them to respond to early spring warming and get a … Continue reading Can yellow-cedar recover from climate-driven declines?