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Stefan Schnitzer

Stefan Schnitzer, a biology professor at Marquette University and a research associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.

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Marquette researchers determine woody vines in Panama diminish tree reproduction
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Marquette researchers determine woody vines in Panama diminish tree reproduction

These vines climb trees to reach the forest canopy, where their leaves absorb the sunlight required for tree growth.

Marquette biologist earns $900,000 grant to advance studies on climate-driven changes in tropical forests
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Marquette biologist earns $900,000 grant to advance studies on climate-driven changes in tropical forests

Accelerated vine growth linked to climate change, professor found

Marquette scientists find vines in tropical forest may significantly accelerate climate change
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Marquette scientists find vines in tropical forest may significantly accelerate climate change

The three-year project by Marquette biologists found that the amount of carbon absorbed in a tropical forest in Panama decreased by 76 percent per year when the woody vines, called lianas, were present.