Her workplace is most people's idea of a vacation paradise: the beaches of the Bahamas or the Galapagos Islands. Claire Reymond investigates the sand on the sea floor for the remains of microorganisms. They tell the paleoecologist about past and current climate change and how humans are influencing the world's oceans.The 32 Australian scientist analyzes her samples in Germany. For the past year she has been working at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology in Bremen.
In the 'Brilliant Minds' series TOMORROW TODAY presents young scientists from around the world who live and work in Germany.
Nov. 23, 2015 Researchers have compiled the most complete look to date of the evolutionary family tree of cardiid bivalves. Bivavles include clams, oysters, cockles, mussels, scallops and numerous other organisms ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 From an evolutionary perspective, it happened almost overnight. In less than 800 years Yakutian horses adapted to the extremely cold temperatures found in the environments of eastern Siberia. The ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 Genomic analysis of ancient human remains identifies specific genes that changed during and after the transition in Europe from hunting and gathering to farming about 8,500 ... read more
Nov. 23, 2015 A simple PVC eraser has helped an international team of scientists led by bioarchaeologists to resolve the mystery surrounding the tissue-thin parchment used by medieval scribes to produce the first ... read more
May 6, 2014 The Galapagos Islands have an iconic status in the history of evolutionary study, now new research shows that the islands' own geological past may have influenced the evolution of the ... read more
Apr. 1, 2014 Scientists have analyzed coral cores from the eastern Indian Ocean to understand how the unique coral reefs of Western Australia are affected by changing ocean currents and water temperatures. The ... read more
June 29, 2013 The study shows that Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) are more prone to starvation because of exposure to human influences like pets and pollution. These can impair the level of their ... read more