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Biological Sciences

Frugal phytoplankton play role in global carbon cycle

Adam Martiny, UCI associate professor of Earth system science, and study co-author Eric D. Galbraith of McGill University show that frugal phytoplankton may obtain more CO2 in warm, nutrient-depleted parts of the ocean than previously thought. By doing so, they can have a significant impact on marine ecosystems and the level of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

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Keeping the coast clear

March 4 symposium highlights how citizens have partnered with scientists, politicians and bureaucrats to protect public access to the coast and ensure its continued health.

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Is the ocean making you sick?

This summer, surfers and swimmers will risk more than sunburn — the ocean could make them sick. UCI researchers are testing the waters and working to improve the detection, identification, measurement and elimination of coastal pollutants.