The study is the first to demonstrate that the balance between soil water and energy input into an ecosystem determines whether its plant growth is limited by precipitation or by temperature.
A new study, published in Environmental Research Letters, concludes that robin migration is kicking off earlier by about five days each decade.
Kevin Griffin, a plant physiologist at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, uses remote sensing to track the daily rhythms of trees. His work is helping to bring tree biology to life for students and the general public.
New research co-authored by Columbia University scientists shows that the Larsen C ice shelf—the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica—experienced an unusual spike in late summer and early autumn surface melting in the years 2015 to 2017.
A new study led by Columbia University scientist Maria Uriarte shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times.