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  1. 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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    • 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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      • Processes Controlling Uranium Transport in Groundwater at Three Contaminated DOE Sites


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        Author info: James A. Davis is a Senior Research Geochemist/Engineer at the U. S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park, CA, directing field and laboratory research on chemical reactions at the mineral-water…

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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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          • DSSS: Taking the Fingerprints of Global Sea Level Change


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            Sea level is a sensitive indicator of climate change, both in the modern world and across geological time. In this regard, all processes that contribute to observed sea-level changes, whether on plate…

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            • Field-Scale to Molecular-Scale Modeling of Arsenic in Bengal Groundwater


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              Author info: Laurent Charlet is a Distinguished Professor, Universite Joseph Fourier Grenoble I in France, and an expert in contaminant geochemistry, particularly with respect to arsenic and selenium.…

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              • DSSS: Is Brevity the Soul of Soil Models?


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                ESD welcomes Eric A. Davidson, Ph.D. (Woods Hole Research Center, MA). Soils carbon stocks are 2-4 times greater than atmospheric CO2-C and 3-6 times larger than aboveground plant biomass-C. Potential…

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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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                  • DSSS: Determining chemical and microbial Fe(II) oxidation kinetics in situ: How well do organisms compete with chemical oxidatio


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                    ESD welcomes George W. Luther, Ph.D. (Univ. of Delaware) The oxidation of aqueous Fe(II) to Fe(III) solids is of great significance to Earth history including banded iron formation (BIFs) and the…

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                    • The vanishing North. How will climate change influence on the microbial genetic resources in Arctic?


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                      Microorganisms have existed on this planet for more than 3.6 billion years and represent the major drivers for the global biogeochemical cycles. There are about 1030 bacteria in the world, but just…

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                      • Panel Discussion at Watershed Film Screening


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                        Panel discussion of at the film screen of Robert Redford's documentary "Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West."

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                        • Expedition Antarctic 2009


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                          Norm Miller was one of eight experts to participate in the 2009 Antarctic Expedition led by Robert Swan and sponsored by BP to engage sixty next generation student leaders in energy security and…

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