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July 2020 Calendar

GCE-Exec Videoconference
date: 07/15/2020
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Flux Tower VTC
date: 07/21/2020
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Remote Sensing Meeting
date: 07/28/2020
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New or Updated Publications

06/15/2020 –
Liu, W., Chen, X., Strong, D.R., Pennings, S.C., Kirwan, M.L., Chen, X. and Zhang, Y. 2020. Climate and geographic adaptation drive latitudinal clines in biomass of a widespread saltmarsh plant in its native and introduced ranges. Limnology & Oceanography. 65:1399-1409. (DOI: 10.1002/lno.11395)
05/27/2020 –
Fischman, H., Crotty, S.M. and Angelini, C. 2019. Optimizing coastal restoration with the stress gradient hypothesis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 286(1917):10. (DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2019.1978)
03/12/2020 –
Zhang, Y., Li, B., Wu, J. and Pennings, S.C. 2020. Contrasting latitudinal clines of nematode diversity in Spartina alterniflora salt marshes between native and introduced ranges. Diversity and Distributions. (DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13054)

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Latest Data Releases

06/19/2020 – Data Release

Peter Hawman in Deepak Mishra's lab submitted four data sets including eddy covariance analysis from the GCE-LTER flux tower and the Mishra flux tower at the Grand Bay NERR site in Mississippi as well as leaf area index data from the sites:

MSH-GCET-2006: Eddy covariance 30-minute CO2 fluxes with accompanying biophysical variables from the GCE-LTER flux tower site from December 2018 to January 2020

MSH-NASA-2006: Eddy covariance 30-minute CO2 fluxes with accompanying biophysical variables from the Grand Bay, Mississippi flux tower site from March 2018 to January 2019

PLT-NASA-2006a: Leaf area index for Spartina alterniflora near the GCE-LTER Flux Tower in 2018 and 2019

PLT-NASA-2006b: Leaf area index and above ground biomass for Juncus roemerianus in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve from 2015 to 2019

06/14/2019 – Data Release

Provisional SALTEx well logger monitoring data are available on the Project Data page through February 2019. The Schlumberger logger files were corrected for atmospheric pressure and sensor elevation for calculation of water level, and salinity and density were calculated from temperature and conductivity measurements.

04/26/2019 – Data Release

Two data sets investigating the effects of elevation on surface soil temperature gradients within salt marshes was added to the GCE Data catalog by Merrly Alber and Jessica O'Connell.

MSH-GCE0-1904: Variation in Landsat 8-estimated land surface temperature with elevation from Spartina alterniflora marsh cross sections in the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research (GCE-LTER) site and Virginia Coast Reserve (VCR) LTER sites for winter and summer observations spanning 2013-2018

MSH-GCED-1904: Continuous soil temperature measurements at 10 cm depth from 3 month-long deployments in summer and winter within the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research (GCE-LTER) site in 2017 and 2018

 

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Latest File Uploads

07/07/2020 – Document
Fall Grasshopper Monitoring data sheet (details)

07/07/2020 – Document
Fall Grasshopper Monitoring Protocol (details)

07/06/2020 – Document
Fall Monitoring Invertebrate Lab Processing Protocol (details)

07/06/2020 – Document
Fall Monitoring Soil Processing Protocol (details)

07/06/2020 – Document
Fall monitoring Altamaha vegetation monitoring protocol (details)

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GCE Project Announcements

06/27/2020 – Announcement

The massive dust plume that originated in Africa's Saharan Desert and has been making its way across the Atlantic Ocean has now reached Sapelo Island. NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite has been tracking the blanket of dust, which has moved over the Gulf of Mexico and now extends into Central America and over part of the eastern Pacific Ocean. While dust storms from the Saharan Desert traveling across the Atlantic Ocean are nothing new, the current storm is estimated to be the most extensive in 50 years.

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(contact Wade Sheldon for additional information)
06/23/2020 – Employment

The UGA Marine Institute (UGAMI) is seeking a laboratory safety manager. The person in this position is responsible for ensuring that the UGAMI campus on Sapelo Island, GA is compliant with all environmental safety requirements; provides for safe and responsible use of laboratory facilities by researchers and visiting classes; supports research activities; and provides administrative support. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

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05/25/2020 – Announcement

The LTER network holds an annual Science Council meeting during which each of the sites provides a brief update. The meeting was shifted to a web-based format this year, and the annual update from each site was recorded. The GCE talk, which focused on the Disturbance-scape work, is here: https://youtu.be/bt5MJJR9mF0 and a directory to all of the talks is here: https://lternet.edu/stories/2020-science-council-meeting/. Check them out!

(contact Merryl Alber for additional information)
05/15/2020 – Website Addition

The GCE Bibliographic Database was originally developed to manage information about publications resulting from GCE-funded research for NSF and LTER reporting. The database was also designed to link publications to other information in the GCE Information System, including personnel, data sets and research projects, to provide automatic cross-links between research activities and products.

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(contact Wade Sheldon for additional information)
04/19/2020 – Announcement

Mary Price, who was a long-time staff member, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at her home on Sapelo on Monday, March 16. Mary was a UGAMI institution, having been hired initially as a Research Technician by Jim Alberts (1986-1991). She took a short hiatus from 1991-1993 and then returned to the Institute for good. Mary had a series of positions over the years and had been in her present role as Environmental Safety Coordinator since 2009. Mary provided help and support to innumerable visiting researchers and classes over the years, and did many other things as well. We will all miss her. Mary’s obituary, which was written by Steve Newell, can be found here: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thebrunswicknews/obituary.aspx?n=mary-teresa-price&pid=195937373&fhid=7019

(contact Merryl Alber for additional information)

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.