August 2017: While back east, I visited the Smithsonian’s deep sea coral archives in Washington D.C. Not sure we will get interesting, usable data, but my trip was fruitful (I learned a lot).
July 2017: Gordon Chemical Oceanography (in New London, NH)
I was very happy to give a talk at the Gordon Seminar, then present my poster at the Gordon Conference. Great talks by old and new friends.
June 2017: I was one of 4 scientists to be honored by AGU as an “Outstanding Reviewer” for 2 journals. This kind of thing makes me very excited because my reviews for one journal (GBC) were all modern biogeochemical studies. My reviews for the other journal (GRL) were all paleoceanographic studies.
April 25th: Visited Rutgers University. Gave the “Ice and Fire and CO2” talk. Stayed with Yair Rosenthal (thanks!)
I’ve been giving a talk on my latest research titled “A song of ice and fire and CO2,” which is (of course) an homage to the sometimes-great/sometimes-ridiculous series of books by George R. R. Martin. (You may have heard of the most popular television series in the world called Game of Thrones, which is based on these books.)
I gave this talk at Pomona College the other day and was pleasantly surprised that most of the students “got it”. I say this because it’s a complicated story and they were all undergraduates.
Not only did they get it, but one student actually WROTE A SONG ABOUT MY RESEARCH!
Here it is:
My sincerest thanks for Anika Arvanitis for her work!
One week after my talk in Mexico, I’m at Pomona College giving the same talk. Very smart students and the faculty weren’t so bad either. Here’s a first try at a GIF for my talk.
It just so happens to be St. Patrick’s Day and I’m in Ensenada, giving my talk called:
A song of Ice and Fire and CO2: linking seafloor volcanism and CO2 efflux during the deglaciation
This is to be my first “formal” discussion of these results. Very excite!
Had my first “public” discussion of a new project I am calling
A song of ice and fire and CO2
linking seafloor volcanism and CO2 efflux during the deglaciation
thank to the Jess Adkins Lab for having me over for an informal airing of ideas / grievances!
Gave a talk at SIO on the need for iron recycling in High Nutrient-Low Chlorophyll (HNLC) regions to fuel nitrate consumption / “new” primary production.
Hi. I’ve decided a couple of things:
(1) The blog will not be updated on my UC Irvine site (although you can still see it here). Instead it will be hosted at prafter.com.
(2) I will aim the text of my blog posts towards a wider audience. People for whom “isotopes” and “phytoplankton” and “foraminifera” are not commonly used words.
(3) I won’t be writing all the HTML myself or make the site in Dreamweaver (like the original prafter.com from February 2002 to November 2011. (By the way, I might provide some flashbacks to some of these pages, when we were all much younger…)