Compilation of photos from the lab: Marshes, atmospheric deposition, alternative energy, modeled loading, and more.

Our lab works broadly on biogeochemistry and ecosystem science, applied to a wide variety of both theoretical and practical questions. We enjoy trying to understand some of nature's complexity, and we believe strongly in applying objective science to sustaining the biosphere and human society. Our research encompasses a wide range of spatial scales, from microbial to ecosystem, regional, and global. Our research includes a broad range of inter-connected topical areas, illustrated below. Note that much of our research and many of our papers fall into two or more of these categories. Click on a topic to further explore research in the Howarth-Marino lab.

Diagram of our lab research areas. This is a second set of links to our research areas, which are also accessible in the links at the top of the page. Energy Global Change Biogeochem Metabolism Modeling Resources Biogeochemistry

Recent News

10 Oct
2019

Greenhouse Gas Figure used in New Yorker Article

In a commentary in The New Yorker by Bill McKibbon, titled "The Literal Gaslighting That Helps America Avoid Acting on the Climate Crisis", McKibbon uses a figure created by Dr. Howarth on trends in US Greenhouse Gas Emissions. View full information on the figure at this link, and click here to read the article in The New Yorker.

15 Aug
2019

New paper: Is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane?

In a new paper in Biogeosciences, we use data on stable carbon isotopes to calculate the importance of methane from shale gas production in global fossil fuel emissions. Click here for the press release from the European Geophysical Union, and click here to download the article.

18 April
2019

Carbon footprint of academic travel

An opinion piece was recently published on the website Inside Higher Ed, with ideas on reducing the carbon footprint of academic travel. It was written by Caroline Levine, Chair of the Cornell English Department, and other faculty from multiple disciplines and institutions across the US and Canada. Click here to view the article.

10 March
2019

Methane talk in BESS Seminar Series

On March 1st, Bob gave a talk in the BESS seminar series titled "The Role of Shale Gas Development in the Global Methane Cycle: New Insights from 13C and 14C Data". You can view the slides and watch archived video at this link.

 

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Recent Publications

Howarth, 2019. Ideas and perspectives: is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane? Biogeosciences

Howarth, 2019. Ideas and perspectives: is shale gas a major driver of recent increase in global atmospheric methane? Biogeosciences Discuss.

Swaney & Howarth, 2019. Phosphorus use efficiency and crop production: Patterns of regional variation in the United States, 1987–2012. Science of The Total Environment

McCrackin et al. 2018. Opportunities to reduce nutrient inputs to the Baltic Sea by improving manure use efficiency in agriculture. Regional Environmental Change

McCrackin et al. 2018. A Century of Legacy Phosphorus Dynamics in a Large Drainage Basin. Global Biogeochemical Cycles

Harada et al. 2018. Nitrogen Biogeochemistry of an Urban Rooftop Farm. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution

Swaney et al. 2018. Nitrogen use efficiency and crop production: Patterns of regional variation in the United States, 1987–2012. Science of The Total Environment