Birding while Black in Baltimore

Today our guest blogger is longtime BES LTER Investigator and birder Dr. Charles Nilon. He has written the following post in honor of  #BlackBirdersWeek.  Paige Warren and I started the Baltimore Ecosystem Study Bird Monitoring Project…

Birding While Black in Baltimore – part 2

Today our guest blogger is Dr. Ela-Sita Carpenter. She is a Baltimore Ecosystem Study graduate student alumni and #BlackBirdersWeek participant. I feel immensely lucky to be a birder, life-long resident, and urban ecologist in Baltimore.…

BES LTER update

The BES LTER is currently in a synthesis stage, analyzing our long-term data in new and creative ways. Project Director, Emma J. Rosi, explains exactly what that means in this 5-minute talk originally presented at the 2020 LTER Science Council…
Tobias Hutzler / Trunk Archive

The Ecological Nugget at the Heart of Urban Theory

Steward T.A. Pickett and Emma J. Rosi Several researchers from the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) have a manuscript entitled "Theoretical Perspectives of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study: Conceptual Evolution in a Social-Ecological Research…

Breaking the Baltimore Runoff Machine

Steward T.A. Pickett When one traverses the old rowhouse neighborhoods of Baltimore, the immediate impression is a collection of buildings in intimate connection.  In the 19th century neighborhoods, which served a city of pedestrians or…

BES Synthesis and Integration Publication Timeline Available

BES has been a major source of integration among disciplines as it explores the structure, processes, and dynamics of Baltimore as a social-ecological system.  Some key integrative and synthetic papers have been assembled into a timeline. …