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Researchers Identify Mysterious Life Forms in the Extreme Deep Sea

October 24, 2011

A summer research expedition organized by scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has led to the identification of gigantic amoebas at one of the deepest locations on Earth.

Deforestation Drives Disease, Climate Change and It’s Happening at a Rapid Rate

April 23, 2020

…deforestation drives changes in biodiversity that leads to propagation of malaria carrying vectors,” Garg said. One possible reason is that more humans are in the in forests cutting down trees, thus having more contact with mosquitos. However, Garg’s research concluded that the spread of malaria is more likely caused by…

Deep-Ocean Protections May Help Mitigate Climate Change

November 12, 2015

In largely unseen ways, humans are changing the character of the deep oceans, disrupting environmental conditions and threatening biodiversity to an extent that could require hundreds of years or more for natural systems to recover.

Indigenous Property Rights Protect the Amazon Rainforest

August 10, 2020

One way to cut back on deforestation in the Amazon rainforest – and help in the global fight against climate change – is to grant more of Brazil’s indigenous communities full property rights to tribal lands. This policy focus is suggested by the findings of a new PNAS study.

World Ocean Systems Undermined by Climate Change by 2100

October 15, 2013

An ambitious new study that includes Lisa Levin of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego describes the full chain of events by which ocean biogeochemical changes triggered by manmade greenhouse gas emissions may cascade through marine habitats and organisms, penetrating to the deep ocean and eventually influencing humans.

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

February 17, 2015

Mysterious red fish emerges from museum collections

New Study Shows Desert Mangroves Are Major Source of Carbon Storage

March 28, 2016

A new study led by researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego estimates that coastal desert mangroves, which only account for one percent of the land area, store nearly 30 percent of the region’s belowground carbon.

Scripps Biological Oceanographer Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

February 12, 2018

Lisa Levin, a biological oceanographer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, will receive the A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award for her “extraordinary long-term contributions to understanding the composition and function of seafloor ecosystems, and for her leadership in identifying and communicating anthropogenic pressures on…

New Research Shows Wildlife & Marine Environment Benefit when Island-Ocean Connections Are Restored

December 5, 2022

A new perspective published today recognizes the critical link between island and marine ecosystems and identifies island and near-shore marine environmental characteristics that promote strong linkages in these ecosystems around the world.

Wildlife Extinction Rates Skyrocket After Forest Disturbance

September 26, 2013

Species living in rain forest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than previously assumed, according to an international team of scientists that included biologists at the University of California, San Diego.

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