October 2012

Halloween special – the secret of the moaning sands revealed.

Well it has nothing to do with the oceans or plants but today’s article from Jane Lee (Science magazine) highlighted new research we find fascinating.  She writes: “When…

Carbon dioxide makes us (and fish) dumb

Here’s an interesting recent study showing the hidden impact of high carbon dioxide levels, this time in office buildings and schools, on cognitive function.    Elevated carbon dioxide…

Building Progress on campus!

The Stafford Greenhouse – solar panels up!  Ready for classes and research this winter.  What an upgrade from our 1961 lean-to hothouse.  The Rector addition, right behind…our department…

Wish we were (still) there: Carlos Duarte talks about seagrasses and climate change at UQ

On the second anniversary of UQ’s Centre for Marine Science Professor Carlos Duarte is giving a special seminar on the role seagrass meadows  in mitigating the effects of climate change.  Having…

Survey says: climate change favors soft-bodied seaweeds

A high CO2 world is likely to favor some marine macroalgae over others.  Marguerite Koch and coworkers recently published a meta-analysis, Climate change and ocean acidification effects on…