GSO oceanographers have synthesized the results of dozens of studies about the microbial life that lives deep beneath the seafloor. Their findings on how subseafloor life affects the world above the water line are somewhat surprising.Continue reading "URI oceanographer reveals link between subseafloor life and global climate"
Highly efficient archaea, called Thaumarchaea, out-survive bacteria in the energy-poor, oxygen-containing sediments beneath the deep sea. These Thaumarchaea consume bits of proteins from dead cells to build their own biomass and also to obtain energy.Continue reading "The archaea are winning in energy-poor, oxygen-containing deep-sea sediments"
Narragansett Times – Talk at AGU 2017 by GSO marine scientist Robert Pockalny and GSO-OMP’s Katie Pratt highlightedContinue reading "URI profs seek to improve community for early scientists"
As is common practice for researchers around the world, URI GSO faculty and students share the results of their research with fellow scientists and society by publishing in refereed scientific journals. With so many people conducting so much research, it can be difficult to keep track of recently published articles. Fortunately, the URI University Libraries maintain a list of works published by GSO faculty and students at this link.Continue reading "Recent Faculty Publications"
URI GSO researchers John King, Robert Pockalny, Monique LaFrance, Fred Hegg and Cam Morrisette embarked on an eight day cruise on the Environmental Protection Agency's Ocean Survey Vessel Bold to conduct an assessment of the seabed in Rhode Island Sound.Continue reading "Survey of Rhode Island Sound for SAMP"