MWV Episode 72 - Jonathan Eisen - Evolvability, the Built Environment and Open Science

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Jonathan Eisen is an evolutionary biologist, currently working at University of California, Davis and is the academic editor-in-chief of the open-access journal PLoS Biology. On this episode, Jonathan talks about "evolvability," the probability that organisms can invent new functions. To do this, he has been using genome data in conjunction with experimental information to try and understand the mechanisms by which new functions have originated. Another area of interest for Eisen is the...

Eldredge Bermingham at the 2013 Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Eldredge Bermingham of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute-Panama on "Genomics of climate resilience" at the 8th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 27, 2013 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

A System for Monitoring the Effects of Climate on the Flux and Availability of Water Resources in the Drylands of Eastern Africa

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Presentation by Dr. Laban MacOpiyo, Lecturer, University of Nairobi, Kenya. Delivered during the International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security, November 21-22, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna, Philippines.

Methodological Framework for the Decision Support System for Climate Change Adaptation in Rainfed Rice Areas

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Presentation by Dr. Anita A. Boling, Postdoctoral Fellow, International Rice Research Institute. Delivered during the International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security, November 21-22, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna, Philippines.

Water for Agriculture: Growing Concerns in the Philippines

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Talk delivered by Dr. Randolph Barker, Professor Emeritus, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences during the symposium on Philippine Rural Development and Cornell, November 16, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna

SDSU Geological Sciences Webinar - Gary Peterson

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Comets: Implications for the Earth Gary Peterson San Diego State University Geological Sciences -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Comets originated in the earliest history of the Solar System. An early high energy stage pushed the volatile constituents (mostly water) and dust out and away from Sun and into the outermost Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud. Billions of comets, possible up to a trillion, formed and reside there in stable orbits....