Ecosystems Research

Nick Ward, PhD    

Aquatic science in the news

December 6, 2019: Converging on Coastal Science

October 8, 2019: Ghost Forests Are Visceral Examples of the Advance of Climate Change
*Our team sampled trees across the Chesapeake Bay sites shown here to understand how forest retreat influences greenhouse gas cycling between soils, trees, water, and the atmosphere

October 8, 2019:As Sea Levels Rise, So Do Ghost Forests
September 22, 2019: Carbono negro encontrado no rio Amazonas revela queimadas recentes na floresta

September 5, 2019: Black mystery in the Amazon River

January 8, 2019: Raymond king tide event meant as education on sea level rise

*Our team mobilized to Johns River in WA to capture the effects of this extreme flood on coastal forest biogeochemistry.

​December 19, 2018: Coastal Erosion: Priming Microbial Changes

May 9, 2017: Study finds Amazon River carbon dioxide emissions nearly balance terrestrial uptake

March 28, 2017: ​Changing habitat releasing long-stored carbon into the atmosphere

July 28, 2016: The Colorado River's unexpected carbon footprint

July 7, 2016: A mixed response: Floodwaters return to the Colorado River but can release greenhouse gases

Sept. 22, 2015: Professor Jeffrey Richey (University of Washington) and colleagues probe carbon cycling on the Amazon

Aug. 28, 2015: Lack of oxygen killing marine life in Hood Canal waters

Jun. 30, 2015: Joint Communique by President Barack Obama and President Dilma Rousseff on environmental commitments.

Jan. 30, 2015:Worst drought in Espirito Santo in the last 40 years

**Our team mobilized autosamplers on the Santa Maria da Vitoria and Mangarai Rivers to collect samples every three hours during the first rainfall since October 2014.

Oct. 20, 2014: Pesquisador da Flórida visita Bacia do Rio Mangaraí

Mar. 28, 2014:World Bank--More than 1.8 million people to benefit from improved water and sanitation in the State of Espírito Santo

Dec. 27, 2013: Floods kill dozens in south-east Brazil

May 20, 2013: Amazon River exhales virtually all carbon taken up by rain forest

May 17 2013: Seawall will cut off access and increase erosion

May 3, 2013: Espirito Santo, Brazil, saves the Atlantic Rainforest to ensure clean water for all 

Sept. 18, 2012:Review of science lets people off the hook for Hood Canal fish kills