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Preserving Paradise: SDSU is the steward of one of Southern California’s last wild places

https://issuu.com/sdsu360mag/docs/360_fall_2017?e=1330685/53976788

Page 10: When Murray Schloss came to Riverside County in the 1920s to found a utopian society, little did he know his dream would come true- just not in the way he had planned.  Rather than being a paradise on earth for believers in his utopia, the land he purchased has become a . . . → Read More: Preserving Paradise: SDSU is the steward of one of Southern California’s last wild places

Can eelgrass in Newport Beach help fight acidity in the ocean?

Researchers are using seagrass from Newport Beach and other locations across the state to see if the salt-water flowering plant can fight ocean acidity, which they say could possibly curb the effects of climate change.

Ocean acidification is a global problem that occurs when seawater takes in carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, making it . . . → Read More: Can eelgrass in Newport Beach help fight acidity in the ocean?

Can eelgrass save our oysters from ocean acidification?

California researchers want to find out just how much the oft-maligned underwater plant known as eelgrass can help buffer the impact of ocean acidification on sensitive aquatic species…

http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/08/31/75184/can-eelgrass-save-our-oysters-from-ocean-acidifica/

 

GRGC student: Melissa Ward

Can local eelgrass help fight global ocean acidification? Newport Bay research may help provide answers

Eelgrass growing in Newport Beach waters may help prove its importance in maintaining healthy water chemistry by keeping acidity down and making the water more hospitable to ecologically and economically valuable organisms…

http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-eelgrass-20170830-story.html

 

GRGC student: Melissa Ward

Walter Oechel on the Paris Agreement; SDSU biology professor Walter Oechel weighs in on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

Perception of withdrawal

Walter Oechel is a San Diego State University biology professor and the director of the university’s Global Change Research Group. His research primarily focuses on developing and understanding the predictive capability of the interconnections of terrestrial, atmospheric and marine systems on global change. He has worked on several elevated atmospheric CO2 global . . . → Read More: Walter Oechel on the Paris Agreement; SDSU biology professor Walter Oechel weighs in on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

GCRG awarded a new NOAA grant “NOAA Cooperative Science Center-Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technology/CUNY subcontract”. 2016-2021. PI: Walter Oechel

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Cooperative Science Center for Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technologies (NOAA-CREST/CESSRST) conducts research, educates, and trains a diverse group of students, early career scientists, and engineers, in NOAA-related science missions. The goal is to help create a diverse STEM workforce for NOAA and its contractors, Academia, Industries and the . . . → Read More: GCRG awarded a new NOAA grant “NOAA Cooperative Science Center-Earth System Sciences and Remote Sensing Technology/CUNY subcontract”. 2016-2021. PI: Walter Oechel

GCRG awarded a new NSF grant “Campus Cyberinfrastructure: CC* Storage: Implementation of a Distributed, Shareable, and Parallel Storage Resource at San Diego State University to Facilitate High-Performance Computing for Climate Science”. 2017-2019. Co-PI: Aram Kalhori, PI: Christopher Paolini.

GCRG awarded a new NSF grant “Methane at the ZERO CURTAIN” 2017-2020. PI: Donatella Zona

GCRG awarded NASA grant “Temporal and Spatial Patterns of and Controls on Arctic CO2 and CH4 Fluxes in the ABoVE Domain”. PI: Walter Oechel

“Biogeochemistry: Long-term effects of permafrost thaw” by Donatella Zona

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v537/n7622/full/537625a.html

Carbon emissions from the Arctic tundra could increase drastically as global warming thaws permafrost. Clues now obtained about the long-term effects of such thawing on carbon dioxide emissions highlight the need for more data.

Subject terms:

Biogeochemistry, Climate change, Hydrology, Environmental sciences