oceanography

Simon Donner

University of British Columbia, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

July 17, 2009

A new view on climate change through a biological lens

Kevin Arrigo

Phytoplankton bloom. Source: NASA

Biology has been left out of climate models, owing to tradition and insufficient computing capacity -- until now. Kevin Arrigo (2009) is one of a number of scientists who are contributing biological research to the evaluation of risks from climate change. Arrigo studies the role of phytoplankton -- tiny ocean plants -- in regulating the Earth's atmosphere. Read more in Miller-McCune magazine.