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Waterman Award 2018
A male kestrel in a northern Michigan cherry orchard. Males have gray wings; females, rusty wings.
Ripe sweet cherries in an orchard with kestrel nest boxes installed.
The view inside a nest box: Kestrels in northern Michigan usually lay four or five eggs.
Scientists add wood chips to the bottom of a kestrel nest box.
Finishing the installation of a nest box and tower before kestrels migrate to northern Michigan.
Researchers Megan Shave and Emily Oja attach a camera to the outside of a kestrel nest box.
The 2013 Rim Fire, the largest Sierra Nevada fire to date, cost more than $127 million to fight.
A restored forest grows in the foreground, with a dense, unthinned forest in the background.
Mixed-conifer forest one year after a high-intensity fire in the Tahoe National Forest.
Mixed-conifer forest one year after a medium-intensity fire in Yosemite National Park.
Low-intensity controlled burns reduce fire spread and result in small changes in forest water use.
Tower at NSF's Southern Sierra CZO measures exchange of water, carbon between forest and atmosphere.
An octopus in the genus Muusoctopus travels along a section of the Dorado Outcrop.
Octopuses--17 of them--congregate on the deep-sea Dorado Outcrop; 16 are in brooding posture.
A Muusoctopus lands on the submersible Alvin's manipulator arm.
Three octopus arms emerge from a hole in the basalt rock of the Dorado Outcrop.