Jesse Ausubel participated in “Looking Back as We Move Forward,” a conference in honor of historian of science Jed Z. Buchwald, at the California Institute of Technology 26-27 April 2019, and contributed a paper on “Microphysics and Macrohistory” to the proceedings. Buchwald is an expert on Maxwell and microphysics.
Exciting news from the Deep Carbon Observatory:
A press release 22 April 2019 just summarized some highlights from a decade of work on abiotic carbon in the Deep Carbon Observatory:
Our old friend Tommy Gold would be thrilled.
A paper by Peter Barry and Co. in Nature magazine explores what happens when biology meets subduction:
A press release summarizes the research of the Deep Carbon Observatory on methane and other hydrocarbons that are not fossil fuels but rather abiotic in origin. Congratulations to Giuseppe Etiope and others who have led the work. Tommy Gold would be happy.
April 22, 2019
by Deep Carbon Observatory
An article in the 11 April 2019 issue of Nature magazine discusses the issue of sound in the ocean and notes the role of the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (IQOE) role in studying ocean sound and its effects on marine organisms. PHE helped conceive and has helped foster IQOE.
Our close colleague David Thaler serves as a topic editor for Frontiers in Evolution and Ecology on DNA Barcodes. Please consider a submission. Have a look at: DNA Barcodes: Controversies, Mechanisms and Future Applications.
Also, a good new Japanese research paper is published on eDNA:
and in Revelator 27 February 2019
How Do You Protect a Species You Can’t See? For manatees and other hard-to-spot species, the answer may lie in the minute particles of DNA they leave behind as they move through their environments.
In December 2018 Jesse Ausubel had the privilege and fun of inclusion in the delegation to Stockholm of William Nordhaus for his receipt of a Nobel prize. The occasion stimulated Jesse’s recollection, “Getting to know Bill Nordhaus and Climate: On the occasion of his receipt of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for the study of the economics of climate change.“
Galatee Productions, the company of French producer-director-actor Jacques Perrin, the genius of Winged Migations, Oceans, Microcosmos, The Seasons, and other films, has advanced toward making a film about the American West, The Photographer. Producer Antoine de Cazotte (Oscar for The Artist) is leading the project development. The concept of the film is described in a 13 December 2018 article in France-Amerique. Jesse Ausubel as well as environmental scientist Mark Schaefer have been assisting the effort.