Monthly Archives: January 2009

Let’s find a place we can talk…

Observed at the recent [insert any science discipline you can think of here] conference: “Well, if you ever need a reference, don’t hesitate to ask. Really, I’d be very happy to write you something.” Senior researcher to young, energetic, upcoming, … Continue reading

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Eisen vs. Iceberg

Iron, which occurs in trace amounts in the oceans, is a limiting element for phytoplankton growth – this is old news. In the early 1990s, the oceanographer John Martin (then at Moss Landing Marine Labs) said “Give me a half … Continue reading

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Be kind to us

I’ve noticed during my attendance here at the 2009 meeting of the American Society for Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) that, when introducing myself as working for a publishing company, people look at me slightly wary – and that even though … Continue reading

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We have the tiger by its tail… but for how long?

Well, here I am at the end of the first day of the ASLO 2009 meeting, after skiving off most of yesterday walking around Nice in the sunshine, across the market, through the old town, up the hill to the … Continue reading

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Have suitcase full of posters, will travel

I arrived in Nice, France, in pouring rain (yes, you read correctly) this afternoon to attend one of the really big meetings in the world of aquatic sciences over the next week. The annual meeting of the American Society for … Continue reading

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Passing on the good vibes

I got an unexpected compliment from Claire Beynon last weekend – she listed my blog as one of seven that inspire her. Thanks Claire! I have never in my life replied to a chain mail or similar things, so I … Continue reading

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Dear senior PI,

I realize that this is an odd time to be writing this to you, especially since what I am writing about happened more than two years ago. However, it’s something that has been preoccupying me lately for some reason or … Continue reading

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I knew I took the wrong turn!

Here’s another caption contest: the pictures are of a mummified seal on Lake Bonney in the Dry Valleys near McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. This one died about 17 miles from the coast. The air is a little dry around there. Mummified … Continue reading

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Worms touching worms

Warning: I’m going to write about something unusual… something that might be offensive to those of you with a finer constitution. I am going to write a paper that was published over 25 years ago! If there is hero worship … Continue reading

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