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  1. Research Highlight: Biodiversity: The Key to Productivity

    Research Highlight: Biodiversity: The Key to Productivity Jun 10, 2011 By Kait Frasier A global field study of reef fish has revealed a previously unknown fact: There is no such thing as too much biodiversity. So conclude 54 scientists, including Octavio ...

    Last Updated: March 8 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  2. Research Highlight: Extremophiles Unite!

    Research Highlight: Extremophiles Unite! Jun 14, 2011 Extremophiles Unite! Antarctica brings together rock-eating bacteria and the scientists who study them     Never mind New York, New York. If you can make it in Antarctica’s dry valleys, you really can ...

    Last Updated: February 6 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  3. Research Highlight: Grape Expectations

    Historical warming trends in Napa Valley may not be as large as initially thought, but significant nonetheless. Research Highlight: Grape Expectations Jun 30, 2011 Historical warming trends in Napa Valley may not be as large as initially thought, but sign ...

    Last Updated: February 6 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  4. Research Highlight: Scientists ID Giant Amoebas in the Extreme Deep

    Voyage to Mariana Trench reveals mysterious life forms Research Highlight: Scientists ID Giant Amoebas in the Extreme Deep Nov 08, 2011 “Giant Blobs from the Deep” might sound like a classic campy 1950s horror flick, but in fact such bizarre life forms we ...

    Last Updated: November 20 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  5. Research Highlight: Checking the Planet’s Respiration Rate

    Global photosynthesis rate revised upward in Scripps-led study Nov 20, 2011 By Kait Frasier Imagine lifting the hood of a four-cylinder car you’ve been driving for years, only to discover that it’s been a six-cylinder all along. This is how Lisa Welp and ...

    Last Updated: June 3 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  6. 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 Margaret Leinen recalls that when Nobel Prize-winning physicist Paul Crutzen wrote a 2006 essay explorin ...

    Last Updated: June 3 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  7. Research Highlight: Curing Disease with a Nice Hot Bath

    Dec 20, 2011 Some like it hot, some don’t. A new study led by a graduate student researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has provided evidence of a way of fighting an infectious fungus by turning up the heat. Amphibians are the m ...

    Last Updated: August 20 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  8. 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 A concept for achieving climate change mitigation in the short term advanced in recen ...

    Last Updated: September 17 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  9. 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 In the summer of 1961, thousands of frenzied seabirds invaded the coastline near Monterey, Calif. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reported a “ra ...

    Last Updated: June 3 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  10. 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 Each spring, an immense breeding migration culminates in the northernmost portions of the Gulf of California at a reserve near the Colorado Riv ...

    Last Updated: June 3 - Scripps Institution of Oceanography