Katrina J. Edwards, professor of biological sciences and Earth sciences in the University of Southern California's College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, has been recommended for an award of a $25 million NSF grant to… more>
An enormous plume of freshwater leaves the Amazon River and spreads across the tropical Atlantic Ocean, setting the stage for the symbiosis of some bacteria and algae on a scale that appears to subtly influence the climate of… more>
Seldom has one scientist dived so deep to look at something so small.
For three weeks this month, USC College’s David Caron will join an expedition to study marine life around deep-sea hydrothermal vents. His specialty:… more>
The last fish you ate probably came from the Bering Sea.
But during this century, the sea’s rich food web — stretching from Alaska to Russia — could fray as algae adapt to greenhouse conditions.
A USC oceanographer's long-term study shows that the marine food chain depends in large part on atmospheric nitrogen. The finding also demonstrates the oceans’ massive absorption of greenhouse gas.
By Carl… more>