News - 2015

Sunday, Sep 27, 2015

AOS Visiting Research Collaborator Vincent Saba, a research fishery biologist at NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service, is the coauthor of a recent study that investigates 32 phytoplankton primary productivity models by assessing their skill in the Arctic Ocean.

Monday, Sep 21, 2015

Many studies predict that future sea-level rise along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts will increase flooding. Others suggest that the human-caused warming driving this rise will also boost the intensity and frequency of big coastal storms. Up to now, though, these two hazards have been assessed mostly in isolation from each other.

Friday, Sep 11, 2015

The possiblity that the Southern Ocean has undergone a turnaround in its CO2-scrubbing performance is interesting to George J. Magee Professor of Geoscience and Geological Engineering Jorge Sarmiento.

Thursday, Sep 3, 2015

Now in the Policy Debate: Literally putting a price on carbon pollution and other greenhouse gasses is the best approach for nurturing the rapid growth of renewable energy and reducing emissions, according to a new policy article published in Nature.

Tuesday, Sep 1, 2015

In 2011, an influx of remote sensing data from satellites scanning the African savannas revealed a mystery: these rolling grasslands, with their heavy rainfalls and spells of drought, were home to significantly fewer trees than researchers had previously expected given the biome’s high annual precipitation.

Friday, Aug 21, 2015

Congratulations to Kit-Yan Choi who successfully defended her Ph.D. Thesis “El Niño-Southern Oscillation: Asymmetry, nonlinear atmospheric response and the role of mean climate on August 21, 2015.

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Higher Arctic temperatures brought about by climate change could result in the release of massive amounts of carbon locked in the region’s frozen soil in the form of carbon dioxide and methane.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

David Byler, a former summer intern, is the coauthor of a paper published recently in Proceedings B.  The study originated from Byler's PEI internship project with Jorge Sarmiento's group during the summer of 2012.  EEB Visiting Research Collaborator Malin Pinsky, an...

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015

An analysis of drought impacts at forest sites worldwide found that living trees took an average of two to four years to resume normal growth rates — and thus carbon-dioxide absorption — after a drought ended, according to a Princeton-based study published this week in the...

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015
2015 Summer Interns

Kate Begland
Princeton University
PEI Internship
Project Title:  Mixed Layer Response to Changing Climate and Impact on Biology, Carbon and Heat Uptake
Mentors: Carolina Dufour and Alison Gray

Patrick Brown
Duke University
Mentor: Yi Ming...