Media Mentions

Controls on Nitrogen Nutrient Availability in the Arctic Tundra

February 4th, 2020

Scientists measured how nitrogen availability to plants varies spatially and temporally in the Arctic tundra.

Read the full article in Biological & Environmental Research.

Earth Science Women's Network Member Spotlights - Colleen Iverson

February 7th, 2020

Dr. Colleen Iversen is an ecosystem ecologist who uses a variety of field and laboratory techniques to understand and predict how ecosystems are shaped by environmental change.

Read the full article in Earth Science Women's Network.

Breaking the Ice: ORNL Explorer Back from the Arctic

January 23rd, 2020

You think it's cold in East Tennessee? Try getting close to the North Pole, where the wind chills in early autumn routinely whip down to -25°C (-13°F).

Read the full article in WVLT.

Cold, Hard Data: ORNL Data Scientists Support Historic Arctic Expedition

October 25th, 2019

Misha Krassovski is one of the 60 some scientific personnel who embarked on the first leg of the largest polar expedition of all time, called the Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate, or MOSAiC.

Photo of Misha Krassovski.

Read the full article in ORNL Blog.

Climate Change is Turning Arctic’s Carbon Sinks into Carbon Emitters

October 23rd, 2019

Emission data shows that the thawing of permafrost is turning these areas from carbon sinks into carbon emitters.

Read the full article in Newsweek.

Wildfires Could Permanently Alter Alaska’s Forest Composition

August 26th, 2019

Berkeley Lab study finds evergreen conifer trees will decline and deciduous broadleaf trees dominate in a warmer climate with more wildfires.

Alaskan boreal forest

Read the full article in Berkeley Lab News Center.

Arctic Permafrost is Thawing Fast

September 1st, 2019

As the frozen ground warms much faster than expected, it's reshaping the landscape--and releasing carbon gasses that fuel global warming.

Read the full article in National Geographic.

Plants May Absorb Less Carbon Under Climate Change

August 20th, 2018

Current assessments of climate change could overestimate the amount of carbon that plants remove from the atmosphere.

Read the full article in Physics World.

Utqiaġvik Barbecue Connects People to Scientific Research Next Door

July 23rd, 2018

There’s a lot of science that happens on the North Slope. Some of it’s homegrown, like the wildlife research done by the North Slope Borough. But a lot of it is done by scientists who spend weeks or months doing field work here before heading home.

Read the full article in KTOO Public Media.

Experiments in Northern Alaska Seek to Improve Projections for a Changing Arctic

August 1st, 2018

Plant physiologist Alistair Rogers standing by a warming chamber on the tundra close to Utqiaġvik. The experiment is part of a larger project run by the Department of Energy to collect data on natural processes in order to better predict how the Arctic wi

Read the full article in Alaska Public Media.