Marine and Terrestrial Biology

“Impact of CO2 on the Earth’s Environment: Science behind the Paris Climate Accord” with Taro Takahashi (19 Mar 2016)

“Impact of CO2 on the Earth’s Environment: Science behind the Paris Climate Accord”  with Taro Takahashi   Originally presented 19 Mar 2016 Workshop funded in part by NOAA Award Number NA15NOS0080223 through the National Ocean Service   We are honored to welcome back to E2C Dr. Taro Takahashi, the Ewing Lamont Research Professor and one … Continued

“The Source and Solution to Groundwater Arsenic Contamination” with Benjamin Bostick (28 Mar 2015)

“The Source and Solution to Groundwater Arsenic Contamination” with Benjamin Bostick (28 Mar 2015)

The Source and Solution to Groundwater Arsenic Contamination Guest Scientist: Benjamin Bostick (Image credit: G. Hofer) Originally presented: 28 Mar 2015 Abstract: Arsenic is one of the most ubiquitous contaminants in groundwater and a major cause of disease worldwide. We will discuss reasons that specific areas have arsenic contamination, why those areas are at risk, … Continued

“Microbes in the Sea: Demonstrations and Activity Session for the Marine Science Resource Kits” with Sonya Dyrhman and Sheean Haley (2 May 2015)

“Microbes in the Sea: Demonstrations and Activity Session for the Marine Science Resource Kits” with Sonya Dyrhman and Sheean Haley (2 May 2015)

“Microbes in the Sea: Demonstrations and Activity Session for the Marine Science Resource Kits” with Sonya Dyrhman and Sheean Haley Originally presented 2 May 2015      Our Mar 2014 workshop presented an introduction to marine microbes, what they are, why they are important, and some of the different approaches our laboratory uses to study … Continued

Microbes in the Sea: Resource Kits for Hands-On Marine Science Lessons with Sonya Dyrhman and Sheean Haley

Microbes in the Sea: Resource Kits for Hands-On Marine Science Lessons with Sonya Dyrhman and Sheean Haley

Microbes in the Sea: Resource Kits for Hands-On Marine Science Lessons  Sonya Dyrhman and Sheean Haley Originally presented 8 Mar 2014       Sonya Dyrhman and her Microbial Oceanography Group (Lamont Microbial Oceanography Group http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/res/fac/micro_ocean/Home.html) are a recent addition to the LDEO community, moving their lab from WHOI in January 2013. Sheean Haley is the Senior Staff … Continued

“Impacts of Acute Warming on Arctic Flora and Fauna” with Natalie Boelman (Jan 2014)

“Impacts of Acute Warming on Arctic Flora and Fauna” with Natalie Boelman (Jan 2014)

‘Impacts of Acute Warming on Arctic Flora and Fauna’ Natalie Boelman Originally presented 11 Jan 2014 Natalie Boelman is a Lamont Assistant Research Professor in the Biology and Paleo Environment Division. The main goals of my research are to better understand: the ways in which the composition, physical structure, and phenology of Arctic-Boreal vegetation are … Continued

“PIRANAs and PIRATAs Remote Sensing the Amazon River Plume” with Ajit Subramaniam (Oct 2004)

“PIRANAs and PIRATAs Remote Sensing the Amazon River Plume” with Ajit Subramaniam Originally presented 23 Oct 2004 The PIRANA in question is our NSF-funded Biocomplexity study: “Potential Influence of Riverine and Aerosol inputs on Nitrogen fixation in the Atlantic.” The PIRATA is: “PIlot Research moored Array in the Tropical Atlantic.” (yes, tortured acronyms that someone … Continued

“From Satellites to Microscopes: Studying Phytoplankton” with Ajit Subramanian and Andrew Juhl (Nov 2005)

“From Satellites to Microscopes: Studying Phytoplankton” with guest scientists Ajit Subramanian and Andrew Juhl Originally presented 19 Nov 2005  Three-quarters of our planet is covered with water, and phytoplankton form the base of all ecological systems in oceans and other water bodies. Drs. Andrew Juhl and Ajit Subramanianinvestigate many aspects of these tiny, but essential organisms using techniques … Continued

“Messages from the Canary – What’s in Store for the Ecology of the Arctic Ocean?” with Raymond Sambrotto (May 2010)

“Messages from the Canary – What’s in Store for the Ecology of the Arctic Ocean?”  with Raymond Sambrotto (May 2010)

“Messages from the Canary – What’s in Store for the Ecology of the Arctic Ocean?”with Dr. Raymond Sambrotto Originally presented 8 May 2010   Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically over the past decade and has resulted in greatly reduced ice cover during the summer. Sea ice appears to be playing the role of the … Continued

“Sewage contamination in the Hudson: patterns and processes” with Andrew Juhl (Jan 2010)

“Sewage Contamination in the Hudson: Patterns and Processes” with Dr. Andrew Juhl  Originally presented 23 Jan 2010 (This is the 101st E2C Workshop.)           The Hudson River has a long history of environmental degradation, with great improvements in recent decades. Nevertheless, sewage contamination remains an intermittent concern and potential threat to … Continued