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A Scientist's Life

The people behind the science discuss their work and passions

A Scientist’s Life: Sarah Aarons
Earth scientist studies the role dust plays in shaping ecosystems
Apr 08, 2020
A Scientist’s Life: Sarah Gille
Physical oceanographer uses array of instruments and technologies to study circulation and change in the Southern Ocean
Feb 06, 2020
A Scientist’s Life: Simone Baumann-Pickering
Biological oceanographer identifies natural marine life behavior from human-induced behavior using acoustics
Dec 05, 2019
A Scientist’s Life: Kathy Barbeau
Marine chemist searches for exceedingly rare but vital elements that drive life in the oceans
Sep 30, 2019
A Scientist’s Life: Art Miller
Climate scientist works to understand linkages between oceans and the atmosphere and to inspire the next generation of scientists while preserving the past
Jul 10, 2019
Oceanographer Drew Lucas A Scientist’s Life: Drew Lucas
Oceanographer studies small-scale ocean physics that influence climate
Jun 05, 2019
Helen Amanda Fricker. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego A Scientist’s Life: Helen Amanda Fricker
Glaciologist uses satellite data to monitor one of the most significant global warming-related changes in nature
Mar 07, 2019
Octavio Aburto-Oropeza in the field A Scientist's Life: Octavio Aburto-Oropeza
Marine ecologist studies ways to use technology to improve fisheries, considers economic value of flourishing ecosystems
Feb 06, 2019
Geologist Emily Chin A Scientist’s Life: Emily Chin
Geologist uses surface rocks to understand what’s happening miles within Earth’s interior
Dec 07, 2018
A Scientist’s Life: Kate Ricke
Modeler considers the social risks posed by climate change
Nov 08, 2018
Biological oceanographer Jeff Bowman A Scientist's Life: Jeff Bowman
Biological oceanographer studies how microbes, plankton interact with their habitats
Oct 03, 2018
Cell biologist Martin Tresguerres A Scientist’s Life: Martín Tresguerres
Marine biologist discovers what organisms have in common and what makes them distinct at cellular level
Sep 05, 2018
Scripps meteorologist with Air Force personnel aboard "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft. Photo: Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego A Scientist’s Life: Marty Ralph
Meteorologist pioneered study of atmospheric rivers impacting the western U.S.
Aug 01, 2018
A Scientist's Life: Jennifer Smith
Technology is changing how scientists study coral reefs
Jun 06, 2018
Jane Willenbring in the field in Antarctica A Scientist’s Life: Jane Willenbring
Geologist studies 'the science of scenery'
Mar 08, 2018
Researchers remotely operate a JetYak to obtain data from glaciers A Scientist’s Life: Fiamma Straneo
Physical oceanographer studies interplay between Greenland's glaciers and a warming ocean
Dec 12, 2017
A Scientist’s Life: Andrew Barton
Marine ecologist considers diversity of plankton and their roles in ecosystems
Sep 07, 2017
Marine biologist Andy Nosal A Scientist’s Life: Andy Nosal
Marine biologist specializes in behavior and ecology of sharks and rays
Aug 02, 2017
A Scientist’s Life: Tarik Benmarhnia
Climate change epidemiologist considers human health hazards
Jun 13, 2017
Maria Vernet A Scientist’s Life: Maria Vernet
Phytoplankton ecologist studies key members of ocean food webs
May 11, 2017