Category Archives: environment

Scenic Saturday: Wood in Streams

One of our field trips in my Fluvial Processes class takes the students to the lower reaches of Mallard Creek, the urban stream that drains the northern portion of Charlotte, including our campus. For most of its length, Mallard Creek … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, environment, geomorphology, photos, publication, science education

When a tree falls in a stream, there’s always something around to make use of it.

Allochthonous may have some obscure usage related to rocks, but in ecology, allochthonous material is a major concept that underpins thinking about nutrient cycling and food web dynamics. In its most general definition, allochthonous material is something imported into an … Continue reading

Categories: by Anne, environment, hydrology, photos

New at Erratics – Biofuels: What would you say you do here?

Will Dalen Rice finishes his series on the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, by talking about the state of biofuels technology: Although there is still significant future distance to travel, the technology had come a long way. The leader of the … Continue reading

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New at Erratics – Biofuels: We Need the Money

Will Dalen Rice continues his series on the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, by talking about the ins and outs of financing biofuel development: The ALBC was more of a business conference than it was a technology conference. Many technologies have … Continue reading

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New at Erratics – Biofuels: state of the science and industry

Will Dalen Rice becomes our fourth contributor to Earth Science Erratics with the first of three posts on The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference, held in Washington, DC in April. Will offers the newbie’s perspective on the state of the biofuels … Continue reading

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