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ACRC hosts coastal science workshop

Thinking Deep: Land, sea, and soil connections at the Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network Workshop

In March, over 30 scientists from across the US, Canada, and as far as Germany stood on the soggy wetlands of Juneau’s Douglas Island during the third Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network workshop.

Though everyone stared down at the same moss-covered peat, the group was thinking about the ecosystem from distinct perspectives. The structure of the soil horizons, the flow and storage of water in the landscape, the chemical makeup of organic matter carried downstream, the biology of the twisted shore pine and moss communities: the soil scientists, hydrologists, biogeochemists, and ecologists each considered the field site from different lenses and scales.

Read the full story on the Coastal Rainforest Margins Research Network Website.