by Sarah Boon & Sri Ray-Chauduri
Environmental & Earth Sciences subject editors
Unlike a few of the other Science Borealis subject categories – like last week’s Multimedia – the Environmental and Earth Science subject is bursting with great blogs.
From Alan Shapiro’s Mostly Harmless Science to the Saskatchewan Research Councils’ From the Lab to the Loading Dock, with a bit of biology thrown in by Chris Buddle’s Expiscor hosted at SciLogs.com, and Simon Goring’s downwithtime, there’s always something to pique your interest in this group. If you’re looking for French-language blogs on the subject, look no further than Harvey Mead’s Réflexions sur les enjeux du développement, about international development and Jeremy Bouchez’s Sciencesenviro.
Highlights from the past month include:
- We’ve heard a lot about oil spills lately. Read Alan Shapiro’s latest on how they can spell trouble not only for the earth’s surface, but also for subsurface water and environments
- Jennifer Provencher shares her research at Adventures in Arctic Science, and gives a shout out to APECS Canada and the ArcticNet Students Association for presenting the first Mentor Award to Eric Loring at the ArcticNet Annual Meeting in Halifax
- Hilary Dugan (Canadian PhD student at the University of Illinois at Chicago) describes her work in the dry valleys of Antarctica studying lake ecosystems, in a guest post on Matt Herod’s Geosphere blog (Matt’s a PhD student at the University of Ottawa)
- The Saskatchewan Research Council breaks down how climate change might affect the boreal forest, that vast swath of forest that covers our mid-latitude regions.
- Finally, GeoMika takes us into the world of geological fieldwork – specifically geophysical techniques used to figure out what lies in the earth beneath our feet. A rare (and technical!) look into the details of hard rock geology.
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