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Mar 26, 2014

Counting calories in the fossil record

Why did the ancestors of clams and oysters flourish after one of the worst mass extinctions in Earth’s history while another class of shelled creatures, the brachiopods, sharply decline? By using fossils to calculate the food intake of both groups, scientists are one step closer to solving one of paleontology’s great mysteries and providing clues about how the biology of our modern ocean evolved.

Mar 26, 2014

Increasing the role of science in energy policy

From nuclear waste to strategic minerals for renewable energy, Rod Ewing wants to inject more science into long-term solutions. The recipient of a PhD in geology from Stanford in 1974, Ewing returns to The Farm with joint appointments in the School of Earth Sciences and the Center for International Security and Cooperation.

Mar 19, 2014

Understanding how mountains and rivers make life possible

Kate Maher and Page Chamberlain have modeled how the topography and rock composition of a landscape affects the process by which carbon dioxide is transferred to oceans and eventually buried in Earth’s interior.

Jan 08, 2014

Abandoned mine holds clues to CO2 sequestration

Stanford scientists are studying a nearby abandoned mine for insights on transforming carbon dioxide gas into a solid mineral that can be permanently stored underground.

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GES Dissertation Defense- Ellen Schaal

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GES Spotlight


Congratulations, Brian Kelley on passing your University Oral Defense!