Journal Club

Highlighting recently published papers selected by Academy members

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Satellite monitoring may help preserve the Chesapeake Bay by improving farming practices

  Restoring the Chesapeake Bay, the nation’s largest estuary, has for decades proven to be a fraught enterprise, beset by the interests of researchers, farmers, anglers, multiple governments, and a host of others. A new approach, recently reported in Remote … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Why do trees fix nitrogen in certain forests and not others? Model offers insights with big implications for the biosphere

Many trees can generate their own fertilizer from nitrogen in the air. But it remains a mystery as to why they grow where they do – for example, few grow in the nitrogen-poor soils of temperate forests but many thrive … Continue reading

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Shrimp insecticide resistance varies wildly

No one would guess Hyalella azteca’s importance just by looking at it. Toxicologists use this unassuming, shrimp-like animal to test water quality. A body of water can be proclaimed healthy or toxic based on whether Hyalellas raised in a sample … Continue reading

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