Ginger Armbrust, University of Washington at the DOE JGI 2009 User Meeting

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Ginger Armbrust from the University of Washington spoke about diatom genomics on March 26, 2009 at the DOE JGI User Meeting.

SDSU Geological Sciences - Thesis - Jared Warner

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Biotic Response of Ostracodes to the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum (MECO; 40.0 Ma) in the Southern Indian Ocean (ODP Site 748): Jared Warner, M.S. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, San Diego State University - The long-term cooling trend from “greenhouse” to “icehouse” conditions through the middle-to-late Eocene (49.0 – 33.7 Ma) was interrupted by the middle-Eocene Climatic Optimum (MECO; ~40.0 Ma), a transient (~500 kyr) global warming of ~4-6 C° widely recorded in...

Life Behind Bars

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Marine biologists employ genetic barcoding in the quest to positively identify fish species.

http://explorations.ucsd.edu/Features/2009/Life_Behind_Bars/

Carbonated Oceans

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As carbon dioxide is pumped into the atmosphere, about one-third of the excess is taken up by the oceans, where it converts to an acidic form with potentially dangerous ecosystem consequences.

http://explorations.ucsd.edu/Features/2009/Carbonated_Oceans/

Scientists From Across the Globe Warn of Drastic Water Shortages

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In the Sierra Neveda, snowpack will shrink by 30 to 90 percent by the end of the century. On the other side of the planet, in the Himalayas, about 70 percent of glaciers are set to disappear. These changes are both caused by climate change and will lead to dramatic water shortages for hundreds of millions of people across the globe, scientists said during a press conference Wednesday at UC San Diego. http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/thisweek/2009/05/11_icemelt.asp

2008 Tawani Antarcitc Expedition Video

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In November 2008, an international team of distinguished scientists, educators and explorers embarked on a six week expedition to Antarctica. Their primary mission was to study the icy ecosystems of the Schirmacher Oasis and the perennially ice-covered Lake Untersee. In this exceptionally hostile environment, the team hoped to find a new species of "extremophile" - a hardy life form that exists and flourishes in conditions inhospitable to most known organisms. These discoveries could...