Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean

The oceans cover some 70 percent of our planet. And I think Arthur C. Clarke probably had it right when he said that perhaps we ought to call our planet Planet Ocean. And the oceans are hugely productive, as you can see by the satellite image of photosynthesis, the production of new life. In fact, […]

The incredible (endangered) biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest | Jorge Rodrigues | TEDxUTA

Translator: Deborah Oliveira Reviewer: Denise RQ Host: Our next speaker is a Brazilian native and microbiologist with deep interests in biodiversity and ecosystem functionality of the Amazon rainforest. In order to shed light on these and other microbial ecosystems in question, he uses high-throughput genomic technologies to study microorganism environments as diverse as tropical forests […]

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