Moreno in Antarctica!

January 14, 2016

Moreno in Antarctica! Ph.D. student Carly Moreno (Marchetti Lab) is participating on the PalmerLTER research cruise in Antarctica. For the next 6 weeks, Carly will be collecting samples and performing incubation experiments to investigate the environmental factors that regulate phytoplankton … Continued

Structural Equation Modeling Workshop

January 11, 2016

Structural Equation Modeling Workshop Seventeen PhD students from UNC (and four from Duke) just completed 6 days of instruction in Structural Equation Modeling. Last week, UNC hosted an all-day, student-organized workshop funded by all three departments (BIOL, ENEC, and MASC). The workshop was instructed … Continued

On the Front Lines of El Nino

December 18, 2015

Story originally posted Dec 17, 2015 http://www.unc.edu/spotlight/on-the-front-lines/ On the Front Lines   Some of the planet’s tiniest organisms are visible from space. Phytoplankton — single-celled, water-dwelling algae — are one-millionth of a meter in size and produce about 50 percent of … Continued

Preview of Galapagos Short Documentary

November 23, 2015

Preview of Galapagos Short Documentary Courtesy of UNC Research and Mary Lide Parker UNC Research gives us a preview of the short documentary on Gifford, Marchetti, and Seim’s research expedition at the Galapagos Islands.

Recognizing North Carolina’s wind-energy potential

September 28, 2015

Recognizing North Carolina’s wind-energy potential Original posting on the News and Observer BY HARVEY SEIM  Earlier this summer, the online retailer Amazon announced its plans for a large-scale wind energy facility in northeastern North Carolina. The $400 million project will … Continued

Alberto Scotti co-authors a publication in Nature

May 12, 2015

Study of Giant South China Sea Internal Waves Provides First-Ever View of Their Entire Life Cycle Emerging science could revise sea-level rise predictions, improve undersea navigation, and revolutionize understanding of how nutrients reach coastal marine ecosystems May 05, 2015 Embargoed … Continued

University Gazette reports on Seim Lab Buoys

April 10, 2014

Original posting on the UNC College and Arts website. Buoys to capture important wind and weather data off N.C. coast The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will deploy two large buoys 20 miles offshore of the coast and … Continued

MASC Alumus Discovers Archaea Eat Protein

April 1, 2013

MASC Alumus Discovers Archaea Eat Protein “Beneath the ocean floor is a desolate place with no oxygen and sunlight. Yet microbes have thrived in this environment for millions of years. (From ScienceDaily) – Scientists have puzzled over how these microbes survive, but … Continued