Until the recent Yale study, the contribution of rivers and streams to the carbon dioxide budget were not appropriately considered.
Poás Volcano is similar to Mars in its chemical reactions and its harsh environment. Researchers are studying Poás to see what Martian life might be like.
Lake Erie buoy camera data has turned out to be critical for researchers and the public alike. Camera images help give a more complete picture of waves.
The first global river delta migration database can help coastal populations adapt as rivers change due to climate and anthropogenic effects.
There’s more involved in a successful Antarctic voyage than meets the eye, including diverse technical know-how and diverse data gathering.
A first of its kind study is unfolding on the effects of ubiquitous microplastics on coral in Hawaii.
SNOTEL is an extensive network of 889 sites involved in gathering and transmitting snow data electronically, and snow data is also collected manually at over 1,000 sites.
Lake appreciation and engagement of the public is critical in establishing and maintaining healthy lakes, streams, and other aquatic systems.
The emerging field of aquatic systems connectivity examines waters, their existence spatially and temporally, and their connections to each other.
The influence of bacteria on carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus cycling processes in lakes and their influence on lake health is explored.
Greenhouse gas dynamics research in lakes and streams by NTL-LTER yields some surprising results, especially regarding methane.
Microbes transform nitrogen in tidal freshwater zones, usually causing denitrification, but recent research says areas of high nitrogen have been found.
The ACER study utilized many types of data to explore the relationship between biodiversity and resilience for Gulf Coast flora and fauna following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Biodiversity study subjects were from a wide range and included grasses, birds and microbes.
Cameras are a key part of information gathering for environmental monitoring research. Erdman Video Systems, Inc. has provided cameras, technical insight and support for environmental monitoring projects all over the U.S. and around the world.
Canyonlands Research Center provides a good site for drought studies and a working cattle ranch for research purposes.
Shackelton Point data includes records on various lake aspects that go back 50 years or more, making lake trends emerge more clearly to researchers.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab features aquatic environmental monitoring and research as well as an Estuarium full of Alabama’s aquatic life. DISL also features educational programs for K-12 on up to adults, including a program where students learn how to make ROVs.
Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve has a proud history of significant monitoring work that goes back to the beginning of the field of ecosystem ecology. It is also the site of several of the longest field studies in existence.
The sounds of the wild are monitored at Coe College Wilderness Field Station as well as aquatic characteristics. The Wilderness Field Station also features two summer sessions for undergraduate courses.