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December 1997 Frontiers cover, Swingin' in the Rain: Life in Forest Treetops

Swingin' in the Rain: Life in Forest Treetops

December 1997


Swingin' in the Rain: Life in Forest Treetops
By climbing into the forest canopy, researchers are discovering unique ecosystems--complete with climate, plants and animals--that survive well above the forest floor.

GOALI: Promoting University-Industry Partnerships
Pairing industrial and academic researchers has resulted in new solutions for long-standing industrial problems.

Climate Played a Role in the American Revolution
In the second half of the 1700s, American colonists weren't only upset about King George's taxes, they were also struggling with climate changes that wreaked havoc on harvests.

Research and Tuition Hikes Not Connected
A national study of universities and colleges showed consistent tuition increases on all campuses, not just research institutions. Therefore, researchers say that the tuition hikes are caused by common factors, as opposed to research investments.


Finding the Cell Doors
New research shows that cell membranes act as gatekeepers, letting only select nutrients into the cell.

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Respondents tell us Frontiers is on the right track and offer suggestions for the future.

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About the cover:
Nalini Nadkarni collects samples of epiphytes from Olympic rainforest trees.

Credit: Dennis Paulson


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