Category Archives: Scientists

When Bad Things Happen to Good Experiments

This week’s post is from Lesley Smith, an Associate Scientist from the Atmospheric Chemistry Division at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), as well as a GLOBE International Scientist Network  (GISN) member.  Lesley has spent many years studying the … Continue reading

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Exploring the Intertropical Convergence Zone

This week we have a guest post from Janis Steele, PhD and Brooks McCutchen, PhD.  They own and operate Berkshire Sweet Gold Maple and Marine, an agroforestry and ocean-going enterprise concerned with sustainable livelihoods and the preservation of wild and perennial … Continue reading

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Exotic Plant Invasion Part II: Origin and History of Tree-of-heaven in the US and Japan and initial research results

This week, Dr. Rico Gazal continues his discussion of Tree-of-heaven and provides initial research results. Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima) is spreading widely throughout West Virginia and threatening the native forest ecosystems in Appalachia.  This invasive plant was introduced to the United States from … Continue reading

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Scientist Skills: Surprises in Science

Sometimes, part of being a scientist is dealing with the unexpected. During research projects, scientists might get very surprising results. Or, something might happen to completely change the scope of the project. This is exactly what happened to a group … Continue reading

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Global Climate Change – New Deal Met in Durban, South Africa

In December 2009, Dr. Donna Charlevoix, of the GLOBE Program Office, attended the COP-15 (15th meeting of the Conference of Parties) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark.  Dr. Charlevoix gave a great summary of the meetings in five separate blog posts that … Continue reading

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