Glacier Bay study on NPR's Here and Now today

An update on our Glacier Bay work, covering not only the 1916 rediscovery but also audio from the 2017 expedition, will be on Here and Now today.  The coverage includes a bit of what we did. Thanks to Elizabeth Jenkins at KTOO for putting the initial report together.

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More highlights - Not only have we mapped the vegetation around these plots for a complete, statistical analysis of spatial characteristics in the aboveground community (it's odd that there isn't much succession actually happening - the spatial stats will help us understand why), we are also sequencing bacterial and fungal diversity at specific locations within the plot network, so we can link community evolution belowground to community evolution aboveground.  This hasn't been attempted on anything approaching the timescales we have available here, so it should be really interesting!

http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/10/30/alaska-glacier-ecology-records