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.
Oct. 8, 2015 Biologists have compared a database of modern ants with a database of fossil ants. The analysis has shown in which locations fossilized ants are more related to the ants now ... read more
Oct. 7, 2015 Researchers have discovered stages of cervical elongation in the giraffe family, revealing details about the evolutionary transformation of the neck within extinct species of ... read more
Oct. 6, 2015 A new discovery documents the intricate arrangement of the muscles and ligaments that controlled the main feathers of the wing of an ancient bird, supporting the notion that ... read more
Oct. 5, 2015 How do we know that the melanosomes found in the fossils are actually melanosomes and not something else, like leftover impressions from the microbes (some of which also make ... read more
Oct. 2, 2015 Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean ... 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