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  • Cover of the Beam Me Down, Scotty article featuring an illustration of a satellite orbiting Earth
    In this study, the scientists wanted to test a method of calculating the amount of carbon stored by plants across…

    Beam Me Down, Scotty: The Use of Airborne and Satellite Technology to Measure Carbon in Hawaiian Forests

  • PDF preview of Flow Down article cover. The background is a photo of a green mountain range.
    The scientists in this study wanted to figure out how forest management, climate change, and streamflow interact. First, the scientists…

    Flow Down! Can Managing Forests Help Maintain Water Supplies in the Face of Climate Change?

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    Read about efforts to model changes to land use within watersheds to help identify and prioritize watersheds with low water…

    Full Throttle Model: Using Scientific Models to Quickly Assess Water Quality

  • PDF Preview of Ecosystem Services Lesson Plan
    This lesson plan has students analyze how an article fits into the broader theme of the journal, specifically the Ecosystem…

    Lesson Plan – Ecosystem Services

  • Cover for the 'Under Where?' article. The main image is a photograph of a rocky waterfall.
    When snow melts or rain falls, some of the water runs off into streams or rivers. Most of the water,…

    Under Where? Underground Water and Its Contribution to Streams

  • Cover for the 'What's the Nonpoint?' article. The main image is a photo, taken in 2012, shows point source pollution of the Altamaha River in Georgia.
    Nonpoint source water pollution comes from large areas or landscapes such as roadways, farms, and urban and suburban communities. Scientists…

    What’s the Nonpoint? Assessing Nonpoint Source Water Quality Threats Nationwide

  • Illustration of children looking at a 3D map of an area with various land covers: city, roads, forest, desert, lake, etc.
    According to the scientists in this study, wildness is one of the central qualities of wilderness. To say that an…

    Wild and Free! The Quality of Wildness in Wilderness in the United States