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Darwin200 is a planetary conservation initiative, which aims to change the world. It will create the next 200 pioneers of global science and conservation, by giving them a life-changing experience, which will inspire and empower them to change their lives and give them the skills...

Travelling recently to the Great Lakes, it’s hard not to be struck by the remarkable processes that have shaped them. As glaciers advanced and withdrew over thousands of years, ice sheets eroded the land, exposing the basins carved into its surface. The ice melted, filling...

Sunlight is directly or indirectly, the fundamental energy source for almost all life on Earth. Phytoplankton gathers it to convert inorganic carbon to an organic form and as a result, are responsible for about half of the photosynthesis that happens on our planet. Phytoplankton primary...

Primary productivity   Phytoplankton form the basis of the aquatic food web. By utilizing pigments such as chlorophyll and phycoerythrin, they are able to absorb solar energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into high-energy organic carbon compounds. This fuels growth by synthesising vital components such as amino...

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