Spring is coming early in 3/4 of national parks, according to a new study. Awesome? Not so much. As flowers bloom earlier every year, it’s disrupting the link between the wildflowers and the arrival of birds, bees, and butterflies that feed on and pollinate the flowers. In Shenandoah, an earlier spring is giving invasive plants a head start, and they’re displacing native wildflowers, leading to costly management issues.
Before the 1960s almost everything about living openly as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person was illegal. New York City laws against homosexual activities were particularly harsh. The Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement.
Vine Creek Ranch at Death Valley National Park. Steady drought and record summer heat make Death Valley a land of extremes. Towering peaks are frosted with winter snow. Rare rainstorms bring vast fields of wildflowers. Lush oases harbor tiny fish and refuge for wildlife and humans. Despite its morbid name, a great diversity of life survives in Death Valley.
Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
DOINews: SC CSC Hosts Graduate Student, Post-Doc, and Early Career Researcher Workshop
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The South Central Climate Science Center (SC CSC) will host a Graduate Student, Post-Doc, and Early Career Researcher Workshop on June 15-20, 2014 in Norman, OK.
This professional development workshop will assemble a multidisciplinary group of graduate students, post-docs, and early career researchers conducting climate-related research across the South-Central U.S. The goals of the workshop are to:
(1) introduce participants to the goals, structure, and unique research-related challenges of the SC CSC and its place within the U.S. Department of the Interior and the larger CSC network, offering them insight into how their research fits into the broader research priority goals and its eventual applicability to end user needs across the region;
(2) provide an opportunity for participants to present their research to fellow peers;
(3) facilitate interdisciplinary interactions between participants within the SC CSC purview in an effort to foster collaboration opportunities; and
(4) generate a set of digitally recorded presentations on the SC CSC enterprise and a “how to” guide for conducting a similar workshop in the future.
A major benefit of this workshop will be the development of a cohort of early-career professionals who can continue networking through their research pathways and who can understand and eventually lead outcome-oriented, interdisciplinary research.