Planet Earth - Autumn 2008
NERC's award-winning free magazine, Planet Earth, is aimed at non-specialists with an interest in environmental science.
This issue is no longer in print.
* Unless specified, all articles are less than 1MB in size.
LeaderGlobal challenges require international collaboration.
News *Volcano spreads ash over Patagonia, rainforest canopy secrets, espresso science and other stories in brief.
Carbon jungle *Where does carbon go in a tropical rainforest?
(Cover story) Amazonia: pathways to policy-makers *The challenge of communicating scientific findings to governments and the public.
Watching from Afar *Enduring one of the world's most hostile places to understand how continents break apart.
Seeds of change *Could dipping seeds in an acid make spraying pesticides in later life unnecessary?
Flags of convenience *Ferries and cargo ships gather surprisingly large amounts of scientific data.
Tracking the leatherback *Giant leatherback turtles in UK waters? Expect to see more in the future.
Physical attractions *Up close and personal with planet Earth's gravity field.
How far will females go to avoid sexual harassment?Long-suffering guppies will risk their lives to escape it.
Conserving the evidence *Bill Sutherland is plotting a global revolution in conservation practice.
Gone fishing *What makes cormorants such good predators?
Things that go bump in the night *BGS's response to the largest earthquake to strike the UK since 1984.
Global coordination and climate change *Climate change is a global challenge requiring global solutions.
Arctic soils face the big thawDropping the temperature to understand some features of a warming globe.
Keeping back the sea *How studying a small stretch of coast will help predict future flood threats.