Several books summarize the work of the DCO. Published by Cambridge University Press in October 2019, Deep Carbon: Past to Present, is a 684-page collection of 20 chapters by many authors edited by Beth N. Orcutt (Bigelow Lab, Maine, USA), Isabelle Daniel (University of Lyon, France), and Rajdeep Dasgupta (Rice University, Texas, USA). Aimed at sharing recent progress with the peer scientific community, the book is also available open access. The volume pairs with the 2013 volume Carbon in Earth, which aimed to provide the baseline of knowledge at the outset of the Deep Carbon Observatory program.
Finally, English historian of science Simon Mitton, has
completed the first history of deep carbon science, Carbon from Crust to Core: A
Chronicle of Deep Carbon Science.
Mitton’s 400-page book, to be published by Cambridge University Press in
early 2020, identifies key discoveries, impacts of new knowledge, and roles of
deep carbon scientists and their institutions from the 1400s to the present.
Jesse Ausubel gave a talk on “eDNA: Prospects and Challenges” at NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Sciences Center on 18 October 2019. To view the talk visit here for a webinar link. Please skip the first 15 minutes, which are just chatter waiting for the seminar to begin
Nature has assembled a collection of papers originating under the auspices of the just-concluded ten-year Deep Carbon Observatory project, sponsored by the Sloan Foundation. An interview with two of the project’s leaders can be found here
NYU science journalism grad student Kaitlyn Jeanne Nichols’s podcast follows the return of whales to NY and interviews Mark on how eDNA is helping reveal animal life in NYC waters. https://soundcloud.com/user-833449477/chasing-whales-in-new-york-city (segment starts at 7:30).
Marine eDNA’s rapid progress and future potential highlighted by science writer Cheryl Lyn Dybas in September 2019 Oceanography, including commentary from Jesse Ausubel and Mark Stoeckle, and drawing on last November’s Rockefeller-Monmouth-sponsored National Conference on Marine eDNA.
The Christian Science Monitor posted an article Message in a bottle: Forensics meets marine science with eDNA that features the work of PHE researcher Dr. Mark Stoeckle and highlights PHE’s ongoing collaboration with the New Jersey Bureau of Marine Fisheries and researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).
Our Gowanus eDNA Project, carried out with RockEDU SSRP high school student Alla Zeidyyeh, found surprisingly diverse DNA evidence–19 fish species–in the Canal, including the endangered shortnose sturgeon. The project is featured on Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Instagram page