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Special Issue: 50th-Anniversary 2015

Summer 2015
Fall/Winter 2014
Summer 2014
Spring 2014
Fall/Winter 2013
Summer 2013
Spring 2013
  • BiodiversiTree: The Hundred-Year Experiment
  • Earthworms Jeopardize Orchid Growth
  • Climate Change with the Monks
  • Abu Dhabi's Search for Blue Carbon
  • Volunteer Spotlight: SERC's Animal Caretakers
Fall 2012
Summer 2012
  • March of the Mangroves
  • Diel-Cycling Hypoxia Spreads Oyster Disease
  • Archaeology at the18th-Century Homestead House
  • "Jack-and-Master" Plants and Climate Change
  • New Board Chair Takes on Outreach, Campaign
Spring 2012
  • The Plight of North America's Orchids
  • Blue Crabs: The Shaky Recovery
  • Baitworms, Algae and Invasive Species
  • NEMESIS Tracks Coastal Invaders Online
  • Volunteer Tribute: Dale Morrow and Dave Gillum
Fall 2011
Summer 2010


Winter/Spring 2010


Fall 2009


Summer 2007
  • Mercury Hot Spots
  • Invasive Mitten Crabs
  • Rethinking Sedimentation Predictions

Spring 2007 (pdf)

Mangroves in the Margin

Only time and careful science will reveal the human impacts on the wetlands of the tropics >>

>> Sink or Source: how will soil respond to rising carbon dioxide?
>> Sun Bleaching in the Marshes
>>Traveling Cities and Other Concerns

Winter 2006/2007 (pdf)

Small World Big Impact

In his quest to understand how the tiniest organisms work, protistan ecologist Wayne Coats is laying the foundation for controlling harmful algal blooms.>>

>> Forest Monitoring Network
>> Jellyfish may influence young oyster survival
--Beyond An Inconvenient Truth, can plants help us slow global warming? Bert Drake takes his message on the road.

Fall 2006 (pdf)

Alaskan Frontier

Deputy Director Dennis Whigham leads a Watershed survey to help conserve Alaskan Salmon. >>

>> Chinese Mitten Crab New to Bay Waters.
>> Attenuating Circumstances: an international study of aerosols and UV.
>> Small Bites Add Up: the impacts of herbivores on forests.

Summer 2006 (pdf)

On the CO2 trail:Twenty years of exploring the impact of increasing Carbon Dioxide on plants.>>
Going Underground: New work at the CO2 field site investigating the role of underground processes in carbon cycling. >>

>> Scaling up the Clue Crab Enhancement Project
>> Oyster reef research underway
>> Primatologist takes a lesson from forest ecology

Spring 2006 (pdf)

Form and Function:
Forest Ecologyist, Jess Parker explores the relationship between the shape of forest ecosystems and how they function. >>


>> Turning the Tide on Harmful Algal Blooms.
• • Landscape Geometry


Winter 2005/2006 (pdf)

Filling in the Gaps: A scientist's quest to understand the fate of mercury in the environment. >>

>>Native wards off invasive species
>>Antarctic Expedition
>>Mapping the impacts of land use
>>Turmoil below the Soil

Fall 2005 (pdf): Metal Detectors: the first in a two-part exploration of SERC's research into trace metal ecology. / Rewards of Time: twenty years of studying increasing carbon dioxide earns Bert Drake the Distinguished Lecturer Award. / Civil Science in Action: lending scientific perspective to oyster restoration.

Summer 2005 (pdf) : Untangling Fish Tales: understanding the effects of multiple stressors on aquatic food webs / Taking the Field Trip to the Kids: 17.5 milions participated in SERC's electronic field trip "Biological Invasions".