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.
Sep. 21, 2016 A new study of human genomic diversity suggests there may have in fact been two successful dispersals out of Africa, and that a “trace” of the earlier of these two expansion events has lingered ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Australia has one of the longest histories of continuous human occupation outside Africa. But who exactly were the first people to settle there? Such a question has obvious political implications and ... read more
Sep. 21, 2016 Tiny ocean fossils distributed widely across rock surfaces in the Transantarctic Mountains point to the potential for a substantial rise in global sea levels under conditions ... read more
Sep. 19, 2016 An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the famous Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.). The shipwreck, which holds the ... 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