Research Highlights

News on research being conducted by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Research Highlight: Scripps Scientists Think Outside the Tank
Experimental field system successfully replicates the effects of pH declines on coral reef ecosystems
Jun 13, 2012
The Little Ice Age Was Global, Scripps Researchers Say
The 450-year cooling period was experienced in both Southern and Northern hemispheres
Jun 07, 2012
Research Highlight: The Little Ice Age Was Global, Scripps Researchers Say
The 450-year cooling period was experienced in both Southern and Northern hemispheres
Jun 07, 2012
Research Highlight: Housing Boom: 100-fold Increase in Plastic Trash ‘Homes’ Alters Marine Insect’s Habitat
Data from graduate student expedition used to reveal a 40-year upsurge in ocean garbage
May 10, 2012
Housing Boom: 100-fold Increase in Plastic Trash ‘Homes’ Alters Marine Insect’s Habitat
Housing Boom: 100-fold Increase in Plastic Trash ‘Homes’ Alters Marine Insect’s Habitat
May 09, 2012
Once-Ultrarare Heatwaves Could Become Common, Scripps Researchers Tell California Energy Community
Scripps researchers brief utilities, resource managers on climate’s potential impact on their operations
May 03, 2012
Research Highlight: Once-Ultrarare Heatwaves Could Become Common, Scripps Researchers Tell California Energy Community
Scripps researchers brief utilities, resource managers on climate’s potential impact on their operations
May 02, 2012
Research Highlight: Declines in Caribbean Coral Reefs Pre-date Climate Change Damage
Novel excavation technique attributes prior damage to land clearing and overfishing
Mar 29, 2012
Research Highlight: Scripps Delivers Science to James Cameron’s Historic Dive into the Abyss
‘Deepsea Challenge’ dives to further explore the deepest sea
Mar 28, 2012
Research Highlight: Massive Fish Spawning Migration Comes into Focus
Scientists, fishermen, and locals collaborate to study and protect a fragile breeding site in Baja
Feb 24, 2012
Massive Fish Spawning Migration Comes into Focus
Scientists, fishermen, and locals collaborate to study and protect a fragile breeding site in Baja
Feb 23, 2012
Research Highlight: The Story Behind Hitchcock’s Crazed ‘Birds’
Oceanographic collection and 60-year marine monitoring program keys to new report on out-of-control birds
Feb 02, 2012
The Story Behind Hitchcock’s Crazed ‘Birds’
Oceanographic collection and 60-year marine monitoring program keys to new report on out-of-control birds
Feb 01, 2012
Research Highlight: Addressing Climate Change With Off-the-Shelf Tools
International team builds on black carbon research by Scripps scientist to identify ways to diminish atmospheric warming, save lives and improve crop yields
Jan 27, 2012
Research Highlight: Curing Disease with a Nice Hot Bath

Dec 20, 2011
Research Highlight: Report: Geoengineering Plans Must Account for Ecosystem Impacts
As geoengineering planning becomes widespread, researchers note that little thought has been given to its potential effects on ecosystems
Dec 08, 2011
Report: Geoengineering Plans Must Account for Ecosystem Impacts
As geoengineering planning becomes widespread, researchers note that little thought has been given to its potential effects on ecosystems
Dec 07, 2011
Checking the Planet’s Respiration Rate
Global photosynthesis rate revised upward in Scripps-led study
Nov 22, 2011
Research Highlight: Checking the Planet’s Respiration Rate
Global photosynthesis rate revised upward in Scripps-led study
Nov 20, 2011
Scientists ID Giant Amoebas in the Extreme Deep
Voyage to Mariana Trench reveals mysterious life forms
Nov 08, 2011
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