Terrestrial Ecosystem Science & Technology
Brookhaven Lab's Alistair Rogers Named 2022 AAAS Fellow
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Recognition honors plant physiologist’s contributions to understanding plants’ responses to global climate change.
DOE Funds Pilot Study Focused on Biosecurity for Bioenergy Crops
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Research into threats from pathogens and pests would speed short-term response and spark long-term mitigation strategies.
Drone Flights Give Scientists Better Data on Vegetation in the Arctic Tundra
Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Scientists used drones to capture high-resolution data on changes in Arctic vegetation through the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE)-Arctic.
Of Leaves and Light
Friday, August 23, 2019
Models built from plants’ optical properties could enable real-time remote monitoring for managing ecosystems and agriculture
New Technique Reveals Details of Forest Fire Recovery
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Novel remote sensing observations provide more accurate view of how ecosystems recover from wildfires.
Seasonal Patterns in the Amazon Explained
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Scientists combine fieldwork and computational models with satellite images to improve climate research in tropical forests.
Synchronized Leaf Aging in the Amazon Responsible for Seasonal Increases in Photosynthesis
Thursday, February 25, 2016
High-tech photography in the Amazon reveals that young leaves grow in at the same times as older ones perish, in strong contrast to temperate forests in North America or Europe, resulting in seasonal increases in photosynthesis which must be taken into account to build more accurate climate models.
Science on Screen: The Day After Tomorrow and Climate Research
Friday, April 10, 2015
Alistair Rogers of Brookhaven National Lab's Environmental Sciences Department gave a lecture on climate research before a screening of the sci-fi thriller.
Major New Research Project to Study How Tropical Forests Worldwide Respond to Climate Change
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Tropics will couple field research with the development of a new ecosystem model that represents how tropical forests interact with Earth's climate in much greater ecological detail than ever before.
Plants Use Water Wisely — Mostly
Monday, March 2, 2015
Scientists "crowd-source" data to improve understanding of how plant leaves regulate flow of water and carbon dioxide.
BNLer Alistair Rogers' Third Intel Semifinalist Named Last Week
Thursday, January 16, 2014
On Jan. 8, Alistair Rogers of Brookhaven Lab’s Environmental Sciences Department received news that Benjamin November, a high school senior he mentored, is a semifinalist in this year’s Intel Science Talent Search. Rogers has now mentored three Intel semifinalists in the past four years.
Scientists Set Off for Alaska to Study Climate Change
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Environmental researchers Alistair Rogers and Stefanie Lasota have departed for their 32-day stay in Barrow, Alaska, where they will brave icy conditions and potential polar bear encounters in order to collect plant samples that will help scientists better understand climate change in the Arctic.
Explaining Science with Ten Hundred Words
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Inspired by internet comic artist Randall Munroe, who recently used only the 1,000 most common words in the English language to describe the Saturn V rocket, scientists from every field are now experimenting with this limited word list to explain their own work.
Climate Research Captures Imagination, Inspires A Career
Friday, December 28, 2012
Stefanie Lasota’s impassioned dedication to her research is responsible for her transition from college student to one of the youngest fulltime researchers on site.
BNL Hosts Two Semifinalists in 2012 Intel Science Contest
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Two high school seniors named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search completed their projects with help from Brookhaven Lab’s Bill Morse and Alistair Rogers.
BNL Hosts One Finalist, Seven Semifinalists in 2010 Intel Science Contest
Thursday, February 25, 2010
This year, eight high school students recognized in the Intel Science Talent Search completed their projects with the help of mentors from BNL and Stony Brook University, and access to the cutting-edge research facilities at the Lab.