View from the top of a measurement tower, where researchers monitor critical forest canopy processes such as photosynthesis, plant water fluxes, leaf characteristics, and growth. Credit: Joao M. Rosa, AmazonFACE New study finds that insufficient nutrient supply has not been properly accounted for in ecosystem models. Agriculture, forestry, and other […]

Turkey will on Saturday mark the anniversary of the 7.4-magnitude quake that hit Izmit—around 100 kilometres east of Istanbul—on August 17, 1999, leaving at least 17,400 people dead Twenty years after a devastating earthquake ravaged the northwest of Turkey, Istanbulites live with the knowledge that another “Big One” is unavoidable, […]

Undergraduate research students, Josh Price (left) and Zach Weagly (right) at lake preparing to collect water samples for chemical and microbiological testing. Downstream from swimming area at Blue Marsh Reservoir. Credit: Melissa Buchter, Penn State A fisherman’s curiosity led to identification of the correlation between microbial communities in recreational freshwater […]