Supercomputer Research Follows Early Greening in Yellowstone

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Research conducted using UT’s supercomputer, Nautilus, is uncovering the effects of expedited vegetation green-up in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem catalyzed by a warmer planet. The study is being conducted by a team at the University of California, Berkeley. The researchers have collected data which illustrates how changes in vegetation ripple across the food chain, affecting pollinators, herbivores, and their predators by creating a mismatch in timing of life history events. Nautilus is managed by the National Institute for Computational Sciences (NICS) with resources and support provided by the Remote Data Analysis and Visualization Center at NICS. To read more, visit the NICS website.

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