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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

The leading national research center for understanding environmental issues in the coastal zone.

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SERCThe Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is the leading national research center for understanding environmental issues in the coastal zone. The world’s coastal zones are home to more than 70 percent of the global population and subject to intensive activity. Through interdisciplinary, experimental research, SERC scientists are working to understand how ecosystems interact and are linked in this critical zone where the land meets the sea, and how physical and chemical processes sustain life on Earth.


Studying the Impact of Rising CO2 on a Chesapeake Bay Wetland

The following podcast features Bert Drake, conference speaker and Plant Physiologist and Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, talking about his work studying carbon dioxide levels.


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