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Nathaniel Ostrom

Rare Molecules Reveal Planetary Tug-of-War

Friday, January 12, 2018
Nathaniel Ostrom

Laurence Yeung, scientist at Rice University, and colleagues at Rice, Michigan State University, UCLA and the University of New Mexico counted rare molecules in the atmosphere that contain…

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Decomposing Leaves Are a Source of Greenhouse Gases

Monday, June 5, 2017
Sasha Kravchenko, MSU plant, soil and microbial scientist

Michigan State University scientists have pinpointed a new source of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that’s more potent than carbon dioxide. The culprit? Tiny bits of decomposing leaves…

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Applications of Rare Isotopes in Nitrogen Biogeochemistry

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Nathaniel Ostrom, professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Integrative Biology, presents examples of how rare isotopes from the future Facility for Rare Isotope Beams can be used…

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