Do Pathogens Hold the Key to Understanding the Origins of Eukaryotes?

A major turning point in the history of life on Earth occurred about two billion years ago – the evolution of complex cells, the so-called eukaryotes. This was the foundational lineage that contained the first nucleus, an elaborate internal membrane system, and energy producing organelles referred ...
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15-20 Million Year Old Flower Species Discovered in Amber

Botanist and EOAS scientist Dr. Lena Sruwe, along with colleague Dr. George Poinar (Oregon State University) recently published their findings related to the discovery of an entirely new species of flower. Named Strychnos electri, the specimen was discovered in a piece of amber, estimated to be ...
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EOAS Scientist Sheds New Light on Phytoplankton Photosynthesis

Oceanographic biophysicist, DMCS Professor, and EOAS member Dr. Paul Falkowski recently co-authored a study that found that phytoplankton in the ocean may not be as efficient at producing food from sunlight as what was previously thought. In fact, the study concluded that phytoplankton produce a ...
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Upcoming Seminars & Special Events

October 2021
Mon, Oct 25th
3:45 pm - 5:00 pm Microbial Biogeography, Biodiversity, and Endemism in a Coastal Upwelling Biome


  • Andrew Barton -- Scripps Inst. of Oceanography
Wed, Oct 27th
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Mercer’s Paradox and the Last Great Global Warming


  • Aaron Putnam -- University of Maine
Thu, Oct 28th
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm E&E Graduate Program Seminar


  • Maria Miriti -- Ohio State University
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm The Beijing Palace Museum Comes to Hong Kong: Aestheticizing the Future of the Nation


  • Carolyn Carter -- University of Technology Sydney
Fri, Oct 29th
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Universal meets the Himalayan Particular: Racialization and Environmental Knowledge in the Himalaya


  • Mabel Denzin Gergan -- Vanderbilt University
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