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Planting trees isn’t the only way to help forests fight climate change. Letting forests regrow naturally could capture 1.6 billion metric tons of carbon/year, @nature_org & @smithsonian ecologists found in a study mapping global potential forest regrowth: https://t.co/Yc9Uo1iolV https://t.co/NYmfWe3iMR
Today at 3pm Eastern: Hear stories of #marine #conservation in action, with speed talks from marine biologists across the Smithsonian. Featuring @SERCfisheries Matt Ogburn and @SImarineGEO's Emmett Duffy! Sign up online to join: https://t.co/6PW90gXh25 https://t.co/C94AwImAgI
On Thursday, September 24, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM EST, join the Smithsonian Conservation Commons for "Marine Conservation in Action: Protecting Our Seas Through the Power of Science and Storytelling." Register for the webinar here: https://t.co/sF0H0rY28W https://t.co/OPxvI5nosS
While it was challenging to get a sense of the texture and size of marine invertebrates remotely, the #interns learned to identify them by color and appearance. After the #internship, Grant and Daniel both said they want to pursue research in the field of ecology.
The diversity of #marine life tends to be higher closer to the equator, where predators are also abundant. Predation can lead to the decrease & loss of some species. Besides avoiding being eaten, marine invertebrates also compete for space, light & nutrients. (📷Rebecca Burrell) https://t.co/2csovkV2y9
Our final #InternSpotlight for the class of summer 2020! Meet SERC-West interns Grant Shimizu and Daniel Lopez of our @SERCinvasions Lab. Both #interns are rising juniors, with Grant studying biology at @lewisandclark and Daniel studying marine science at @CSUMB. https://t.co/OgAvVkLsGw
Curious about birds & how to help save them? 🐦 Tune in Sept. 15 for a #free @SmithsonianEnv webinar with @SMBC's Scott Sillett. Learn about climate change's impact on birds, how tracking tech is being used in research & sustainable consumer choices. https://t.co/0TvWgTOij7 https://t.co/ZNQ3YU1JTl
What's a research team to do, when a parasite is infecting mud crabs in Chesapeake Bay, forcing them to spawn parasite larvae, and your #citizenscience team can no longer work on campus? Science, not science fiction: https://t.co/9OJfFoXx1V @SERCinvasions @ChesBayMag
Tuesday 9/15 at 7pm ET: Discover how scientists are tracking bird migrations, and get tips for bird-friendly living, at our next @EarthOptimism webinar! Featuring @SMBC head Scott Sillett. Sign up online to watch live or to get a link to the recording: https://t.co/3Gxj0V5YWa https://t.co/0lXYQK3MGW
She spent 13 years on horseback traveling from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, a journey that astonished many who saw her. Ynés Mexía was an avid adventurer, happily sleeping outside & riding in short pants, proving her critics wrong that women couldn’t travel solo in Latin America.
#DYK that on Ynés Mexía’s first botany expedition, she gathered 500 specimens? That’s the same number Charles Darwin collected on the HMS Beagle voyage, which took almost 5 years. She went on to collect over 150,000 specimens, discover 2 new genera and describe 500 new species.
Ynés Mexía (1870-1938) was a Mexican American botanist, explorer, field scientist & a significant contributor to the field of botany. She was also a non-traditional college student, starting her educational career at 51, proving there is no defining age to become a scientist. https://t.co/0iy5hIMyIQ
Nicholas Starosta is a rising senior at @eckerdcollege working from Novi, Michigan. He explored whether recruitment and species diversity increase toward the tropics. This #internship allowed him to apply the scientific method he learned in the classroom to real-world data. https://t.co/bs9TIr7z5U
Riya Rampalli, a rising junior at @MillsCollege, interned remotely from Sacramento. Predator-prey interactions are one of the most common relationships in nature, and Riya looked at whether predation drives changes in species location and diversity. https://t.co/ofzIgue0jE
If #seastars, sea cucumbers, #marine worms and other marine invertebrates face intense pressure from fishing or predators, they might lose their habitat. The #interns researched how predation intensifies closer to the tropics and is less apparent farther away. https://t.co/17zdtbjcyf
#InternSpotlight Meet two #interns working remotely for our @SERCInvasions lab on San Francisco Bay! This summer Riya Rampalli and Nicholas Starosta looked at the effects of predation on #sea creatures without a backbone, a.k.a. #marine invertebrates. https://t.co/S3wsIX5ipm
Linsey Haram works with @SERCinvasions & @floateco studying species rafting on #oceanplastic in the #GreatPacificGarbagePatch. When COVID struck, Mary Crowley’s (@oceancleanup) vessel safely collected 103 tons of plastic for Haram’s #ResearchAmidCOVID https://t.co/LtLYR4GMLF
Looking for a fun project to do from home? New pictures are live on #InvaderID the crowd sourced #CitzienScience platform where YOU can help us identify all kinds of #MarineInvertebrates . So head on over to @the_zooniverse and try it out! https://t.co/1pqgiiuZKS https://t.co/VcAT2j6xnO