The National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration has awarded Assistant Professor of Geography Mike Loranty a grant for his project “Disentangling Tree and Shrub Phenology in Siberian Taiga Ecosystems.” The funding will cover Loranty’s travel to the Northeast Scientific Station in Chersky, Russia, where he will monitor the timing — or phenology — […]
Colgate’s Picker Interdisciplinary Science Institute continues its mission of supporting innovative research with four new grants for 2016. The special funding is designed to help bring together Colgate faculty with outside researchers from around the world in an effort to open new areas of study, and to find creative ways to tackle existing problems.
Together they will travel more than 500 miles, through forests, mountains, and desolate tundra. The entire forest, growing in a shallow layer of soil, sits on ice and frozen dirt that is tens of thousands of years old.
Colgate assistant professor of geography Michael Loranty was involved in new research that predicts rising temperatures will lead to a massive “greening,” or increase in plant cover, in the Arctic. In the paper published March 31 in Nature Climate Change, scientists reveal new models projecting that wooded areas in the Arctic could increase by as […]