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New evidence suggests that a nutrient that is both essential to life and an environmental scourge when present in large quantities is increasing in the open ocean, according to a new study published May 19 in the journal "Science." The increase of this nutrient, known as “fixed” nitrogen, was studied in coral. The findings give researchers new insight into ocean ecosystems.
On March 17, 2017, The National Science Foundation (NSF) named 2,000 recipients of its Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Alumnus Ethan Campbell '16 was among the awardees.
We know a lot about how carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can drive climate change, but how about the way that climate change can cause fluctuations in CO2 levels? New research from an international team of scientists reveals one of the mechanisms by which a colder climate was accompanied by depleted atmospheric CO2 during past ice ages.
The mutually beneficial relationship between algae and modern corals — which provides algae with shelter, gives coral reefs their colors and supplies both organisms with nutrients — began more than 210 million years ago, according to a new study by an international team of scientists including researchers from Princeton University.