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Ben Horton awarded Plinius Medal

The European Geosciences Union awarded Dr. Ben Horton the 2016 Plinius Medal for his contributions to the Earth, planetary and space sciences. "The Plinius Medal has been established by the EGU Natural Hazards (NH) Division to recognise interdisciplinary natural hazard research. The name of Gaius Plinius Secundus (~23 - 79...

Jessica Valenti

Growing up along the coast of New Jersey my interests in the ocean reach as far back as I can remember. Going to the beach was always my favorite thing to do no matter the season. To this day I still have boxes upon boxes filled with sea shells and...

Who’s out there in this weather?

November-December in the North Atlantic can be a brutal time of year to conduct scientific research, with winds reaching 50 knots and waves higher than 20 ft. Researchers aboard the R/V Atlantis answered the challenge to conduct science in these conditions as part of the North Atlantic Aerosol and Marine...

They’re On The Move

On November 13th the Science Magazine published a special issue highlighting the effects that climate change has on the oceans. An article by Marianne Lavelle examines how climate change is creating problems for fisheries by causing valuable fish stocks to move in response to a warming ocean. The article features...

Project Converge

Science Research Context: Scientists from 5 institutions – Rutgers University, University of Delaware, Oregon State University, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Polar Oceans Research Group – collaborated on a multidisciplinary project between 2013-2016. The team used a field study to investigate the impact of local physical processes on Adélie penguin foraging...

Falkowski Named to BOEM Committee on Ocean Energy Management

National Academies select leading scientists for BOEM committee on ocean energy management The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced today that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have selected 14 distinguished experts to serve on the new standing committee on environmental science and assessment for offshore energy...

Amy Anderson

Flipping through the pages of a sixth century illustrated Bible in a cathedral library provided me a unique glimpse into another era; contrast this with a few days later, when I traversed a landscape searching for clues from the rocks to provide a geological narrative. Although very different contexts, my...

Antarctic Edge Now Available

"Antarctic Edge: 70° South is a science-in-action feature film, funded in part by the National Science Foundation, following a renowned team of scientists studying climate change in the fastest winter-warming place in the world. This documentary combines innovative science, dramatic imagery and two decades of scientific collaboration into a compelling...

Jennifer Walker Awarded Joseph A Cushman Award

The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research, Inc., was founded in 1950 by a group of dedicated foraminiferal researchers to ensure the continued publication of the Contributions from the Cushman Laboratory for Foraminiferal Research, which was started in 1925 by Joseph A. Cushman. The stated purpose of the Foundation is “to...

Kay Bidle promoted to full Professor

Research Interests: My research explores the impact of marine microorganisms on the ocean. Marine microbes (i.e., phytoplankton, bacteria, viruses) account for >95% of all oceanic biomass and their dynamic activities drive oceanic biogeochemical cycles. Yet, we are faced with fundamental open questions about their activity, molecular diversity, and evolution. As...