Publications & Datasets

WHRC engages in science for impact that includes communicating the findings of our research and recommendations to the public and the policy community. Our scientists are engaged in the climate change conversation through events, media and policy engagement.

Monthly Newsletter

  Newsletter of Woods Hole Research Center
Opportunity and diversity
A troubling spike in nitrogen in the Santuit River
New study finds stopping deforestation would remove 12 years of fossil fuel emissions
Stakeholders gather in DR Congo for WHRC workshop on low-carbon rural development
WHRC launches project to quantify impact of climate change on investment risk
Dr. Sue Natali’s upcoming expedition to Antarctica
WHRC in the news

Canopy Magazine & Annual Reports

   Canopy Magazine
New WHRC methodology for tracking changes in forest carbon
Why aren’t there more senior female scientists?
A Fulbright scholar in the field
Science in New England
Forests for fuel
WHRC works with farmers to stop Amazon deforestation
WHRC and Brown University launch a new collaborative initiative
Dr. John Holdren is back at WHRC and he’s speaking out
Polaris Project Summer 2017
Financial statements & Donors

President’s Blog

  Opportunity and Diversity
Under-representation of women in the highest ranks in science means that we’re all missing the benefits of the contributions women are not given the opportunity to make. WHRC didn’t create this problem, and we can’t totally solve it, either. It is present nearly everywhere, and its causes have roots in our larger society.

WHRC Overview Brochure: web viewing version or printable version

This brochure provides a good overview of the work we do.

Policy Briefs

WHRC creates policy briefs to provide the climate policy community the scientific data they require.

Understanding Climate Change: A Primer

This primer provides a broad overview of the main issues of Climate Change. Additional resources and more specific information are available throughout the Our Work section of this website.
– The Greenhouse Effect
– Climate Change Fundamentals
– Human Impacts on Climate Change
– Climate Change Consequences
– References

Global Carbon Cycle Primer

There is a natural greenhouse effect when carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other gases trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the Earth. The concentrations of these gases remained relatively constant from the 700s to the 1700s – the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Since then, greenhouse gas concentrations have risen 44%, raising the Earth’s mean global temperature by 1.4°F.


Older datasets are available for access and/or download. Some will require registration, as stipulated by the grant supporting the project or by agreement with collaborating organizations.