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Wed, 13 Apr 2011

SBC work on coastal storms featured in climate news
A recent paper published in the journal Global Change Biology by SBC LTER researchers (Byrnes, et al 2011) combined data from long-term observations and experiments to show that waves and the frequency of coastal storms play an important role in structuring kelp forest communities. Two climate-focused news web sites have quoted this work in recent articles. Skeptical Science (Bruno, 2011) featured the research by Byrnes et al. as an example of a novel study of how observed increases in the frequency and intensity of storms affect coastal ecosystems, while an article at (Bagley, 2011) used the research by Byrnes and colleagues to describe how projected changes in climate might alter carbon storage in coastal marine ecosystems.
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