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  • Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer, serving students in grades 4 or higher. In this Investi-gator edition, you…

    Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator (Rocky Mountain Research Station) – Vol. 3 No. 1

  • The tree line is the edge of a habitat at which trees are capable of growing. In this study, the…

    Back to the Future: Using Dead Trees to Predict Future Climates

  • 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

  • Particulate organic matter (POM), which consists of small pieces of twigs, leaves, soil, and other items found in the water,…

    Caribbean Cruise: Examining the Movement and Quality of Organic Matter Over Time From Two Caribbean Watersheds

  • The Caves and Karst edition of Natural Inquirer examines research on a variety of topics including white-nose syndrome in bats,…

    Caves and Karst Natural Inquirer – Vol. 20 No. 1

  • Termites are well known pests that can impact homes and other buildings. However, termites also play an important role in…

    Chew on This! (Time Warp Monograph Series) – Vol. 1 No. 12

  • In this research study, scientists try to understand the impact of termites on forest wood decomposition in the Southern United…

    Chew on This! Measuring the Impact of Termites on Forest Wood

  • People across the world are helping scientists collect data to answer important research questions. Learn how citizens are getting involved…

    Citizen Science – Vol. 19 No. 1

  • Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer serving students in grades 4 or higher. This Investi-gator edition focuses on…

    Climate Change Investi-gator (Pacific Northwest Research Station) – Vol. 1 No. 2

  • After reading “Knock on Wood,” try this create-a-phrase challenge. Draw a line from a word in the left column to…

    Create-A-Phrase Challenge – Knock on Wood

  • Test your knowledge on water, invasive species, and ecology.

    Crossword – Woolly Bully

  • When a wildfire burns across a forest, logs and stumps on the ground may completely burn up. When this happens…

    Don’t Judge a Soil by Its Color: Exploring Forest Soil Following a Wildfire