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Turbulence

Turbulence

Turbulence begets diversity. In this recent NYT article, Jim Thomson describes turbulence both as a component of energy (and how it relates to placing turbines in coastal areas for electricity production) and a component of biodiversity. In the article, the research is focused on the placement of turbines in the Canal de Chacao, a narrow [...]


Evolution in the changing oceans

I teach evolution. Yes, in Georgia. Here at the University of Georgia, we have 300-400 students a year taking undergraduate evolutionary biology, and some of the Honors students at UGA take an extra discussion section for credit. This year I picked up the Honors section as well as the lecture class, and decided to have [...]