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New Technique Improves Forecasts for Canada’s Prized Salmon Fishery

March 2, 2015

A powerful method for analyzing and predicting nature’s dynamic and interconnected systems is now providing new forecasting and management tools for Canada’s premier fishery.

Lake Tahoe Research Provides New Insights on Global Change

February 25, 2015

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography-led study on how natural and man-made sources of nitrogen are recycled through the Lake Tahoe ecosystem provides new information on how global change may affect the iconic blue lake.

New Species, the ‘Ruby Seadragon,’ Discovered by Scripps Researchers

February 17, 2015

Mysterious red fish emerges from museum collections

Andrew Benson: World-Renowned Scripps Plant Biochemist

January 23, 2015

Andrew Alm Benson, a distinguished emeritus professor of biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, and renowned as one of the world’s leading plant scientists of the twentieth century, died peacefully from natural causes on Jan. 16, 2015, at UC San Diego’s Thornton Hospital. He was 97.

Scripps Scientists to be Honored with Prestigious International Biology Award

January 21, 2015

Linda and Nick Holland, marine biologists based at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego since 1987 and 1966, respectively, have been selected to receive one of the world’s most prestigious awards in the field of evolutionary biology.

Atmospheric Rivers, Cloud-Creating Aerosol Particles, and California Reservoirs

January 16, 2015

In the midst of the California rainy season, scientists are embarking on a field campaign designed to improve the understanding of the natural and human-caused phenomena that determine when and how the state gets its precipitation. They will do so by studying atmospheric rivers, meteorological events that include the famous rainmaker known as the Pineapple Express.

Popular Geneticist to Chronicle the Rise of a ‘Brave Genius’ at Scripps Lecture

January 6, 2015

Widely acclaimed biologist and popular book author Sean B. Carroll, a professor of molecular biology at the University of Wisconsin, will describe the adventures of Jacques Monod, a co-founder of molecular biology, from the dark years of German occupation in Paris to the heights of winning the Nobel Prize, during the Richard H. and Glenda G. Rosenblatt Lectureship in Evolutionary Biology at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

The Story of a Bizarre Deep-sea Bone Worm Takes an Unexpected Twist

December 11, 2014

The saga of the Osedax “bone-eating” worms began 12 years ago, with the first discovery of these deep-sea creatures that feast on the bones of dead animals. The Osedax story grew even stranger when researchers found that the large female worms contained harems of tiny dwarf males.

National Science Foundation Profiles Innovative Ocean Aerosol Program

December 1, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will profile the UC San Diego-based Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment (CAICE) in a video to be premiered Nov. 21.

Three UC San Diego Professors Named AAAS Fellows

November 24, 2014

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general science organization in the United States, has awarded the distinction of Fellow to three UC San Diego professors.
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