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.
Aug. 29, 2016 Ice age inhabitants of Interior Alaska relied more heavily on salmon and freshwater fish in their diets than previously thought, according to a new study. A team of researchers made the discovery ... read more
Aug. 30, 2016 Scientists today announced the discovery of a new species of pterosaur from the Patagonia region of South America. The cranial remains were in an excellent state of preservation and belonged to a new ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 There's no need to reinvent the genetic wheel. That's one lesson of a new study that looks to the saliva of humans, gorillas, orangutans, macaques and African green monkeys ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 In Cerro Colorado, located in the Ica Desert of Peru, sedimentary sequences dating back nine million years have been found to host the fossil skeletons of hundreds of marine ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 The Caribbean islands form a natural laboratory for the study of evolution due to their unique biological and geological features. There has been heated discussion since the ... read more
Aug. 23, 2016 Water reservoirs provide relief during short periods of drought. They can, however, make a society even more vulnerable to major catastrophes, if the population keeps growing ... 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