Archive for July, 2011

Online science

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Really interesting article here about the future of scientific discourse in the digital age. Quote: What we did not anticipate was another kind of resistance to the web, based not on an unfamiliarity with the digital realm or on Luddism but on the remarkable inertia of traditional academic methods and genres—the ...


Cool thermokarst video

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Fellow Toolik researcher Sarah Godsey made this awesome time lapse video of a land formation created by melting permafrost, also known as a thermokarst. A lot of people have seen pictures of structures that have toppled due to melting permafrost, but less people have seen the effects on the arctic ...

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Nitrogen deposition decreases acid buffering capacity of alpine soils in the southern Rocky Mountains

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

New paper out in Geoderma this week based on some work I did with my advisor Bill and an undergrad in our lab, Anna Lieb. Anna put a ton of work into this project and did a great job, so I'm really happy to see this in print. Anna has ...

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Hot Spots of Inorganic Nitrogen Availability in an Alpine-Subalpine Ecosystem, Colorado Front Range

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

I was excited that one of the main papers from my dissertation came out recently. This paper went through a crazy number of iterations in which it was one giant paper in my dissertation (one part field data, one part mathematical definition of hot spots), then was split into two ...