Check out Nick’s new paper in PNAS, applying explanations of organismal metabolic scaling to estuarine ecosystem metabolism. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/06/06/1719963115/tab-article-info The paper explores an observation that larger estuaries tend to have a lower specific metabolism than smaller estuaries. This can be explained in terms of nonlinear changes in residence time: estuaries vary in size by nearly ten…
After six months of construction (and nearly three years in the waiting), we’re moving into our new digs in Ellison 1620! There’s a ceiling mounted gantry crane, huge roll-up door, fabrication space (drill press, band saw, 3D printer), and lights! (No more flood lamps!) Before and after:
Another part of Dr. Fisher’s dissertation is out in JPO. Careful analysis of high-resolution water velocity and wind stress data in Chesapeake Bay points to the importance of the alignment between wind and waves for momentum transfer across the air-sea interface.
Olly went astray trying to maintain a shallow line along the coast near Arroyo Burro beach, so we had to go out and give him a ride back with Resonance.