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  1. Current Uncertainties in Global Vegetation Mortality and Climate Feedbacks

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    There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that vegetation mortality during drought or periods of high temperatures is rising across the globe. Research regarding the mechanisms of vegetation…

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    • Mapping Ecosystem Carbon, Biodiversity, and Disturbance Regimes: New Insights from the Carnegie Airborne Observatory

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      Greg Asner is an ecologist with the Carnegie Institution for Science and Stanford University. Here he presents new insights from the CAO program, shedding light on ways in which 3-D studies of ecosystems…

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      • Islands as Model Systems for Understanding Soils, Ecosystems, and Human-Environment Interactions

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        For many years, we have been making use of the Hawaiian Islands as models for understanding how soils and ecosystems develop and function. Results of this research show that the properties of soils…

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        • The Asbestos/Carbon Nanotube Analogy: Will there be an epidemic of nanodiseases in 2030?

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          Asbestos fibers were exploited commercially beginning in the early 20th century, with 50 million metric tons used between 1920-1970. Inhalation of asbestos fibers is associated with pulmonary fibrosis…

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          • The Fukushima Nuclear Reactor Accident: What Happened and What Does It Mean?

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            In response to general interest in the events associated with the recent Fukushima disaster in Japan, the Division has scheduled Dr. Robert Budnitz as our speaker. Bob brings considerable expertise…

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            • Quantifying Surface Water-Groundwater Exchange

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              Historical failure to recognise the connection between surface water and groundwater and to manage river and groundwater systems conjunctively has led to over allocation of water resources. Examples…

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              • CaCO3 Prenucleation Clusters and Crystallization Control by Additives

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                In this presentation, the earliest stages in the formation of a crystal will be discussed. For the example of stable prenucleation CaCO3 clusters, which can already be found prior to nucleation and…

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                • Soil Water: A Microbes Perspective

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                  In arid and semiarid ecosystems, water availability is a primary driver of ecosystem processes. Water impacts on belowground processes result in large part from the interactions of indigenous microorganisms…

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                  • Responding to Climate Change: Biofuels, Energy Security, and Management Options

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                    Author info: Professor Jerry Schnoor is the Allen S. Henry Chair in Engineering and the Co-Director of the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research at the University of Iowa. Jerry is…

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                    • Dry Times: The Biogeochemistry Of Drought

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                      Abstract: The world is a dry place. Much of it is already arid or semi-arid, and drought is expected to become more frequent and intense. The effects of drought on biogeochemical processes are profound,…

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                      • Enhanced in situ Mineral Carbonation in Peridotite for CO2 Capture and Storage

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                        Author info: Peter Kelemen is Arthur D. Storke Professor of Geochemistry at Columbia University, where he moved in 2004 after 17 years at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Hegraduated from…

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                        • Zircons from Hell?

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                          Author info: John Valley is the Van Hise Professor of Geology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he established theWiscSIMS Laboratory for Stable Isotope Geochemistry. His interests…

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