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  • Quieter seas: Measuring noise reduction in the ocean during this pandemic
    COVID19 reduces ship traffic and creates a quieter than usual environment for whales and marine life, according to new findings from research led by Dal oceanography professor David Barclay.
  • Faculty of Science's Response to COVID‑19
    Over the past week, I recognize the challenges and changes we continue to face as we manage the impacts of COVID-19 at Dalhousie University.
  • Joining forces
    The newly formed Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences provides room for growth for students and researchers interested in looking at the interface between human activities and the Earth.
  • SCIOGRAPHIES Q&A: ERIC OLIVER, OCEANOGRAPHER
    Eric Oliver is helping understand the increasing occurrence — and intensity — of marine heatwaves in the ocean. In his Sciographies episode, he also shares his hope for a future in which traditional ways of knowing are combined with scientific data to conduct research with meaningful impact for Indigenous communities and partners.
  • SCIOGRAPHIES Q&A: JOHN GOSSE, GEOLOGIST
    John Gosse's research has brought him to the Andes, the Rockies and the Himalayas to study how landscapes change and form over time. Hear about how his research contributes to our understanding around the risk and prediction of natural disasters.
  • SCIGRAPHIES Q&A: Megan Bailey, Fisheries Economist
    Who really has the right to determine how countries manage their fisheries? Economist Megan Bailey with the Marine Affairs program explores this question and more in this Sciographies excerpt.
  • SCIOGRAPHIES Q&A: EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGIST ALASTAIR SIMPSON
    Few people can say that they’ve described a new species, but Alastair Simpson is one of them. The allure of discovering the unknown first drew Dr. Simpson to the field of evolutionary biology during his undergraduate studies in Sydney, Australia. Check out highlights from his Sciographies radio show and podcast interview.
  • SCIOGRAPHIES Q&A: MATHEMATICIAN JASON BROWN
    Dr. Jason Brown discusses his musical upbringing, real-world applications of graph theory, the math behind music, and The Beatles (of course). Check out highlights from his Sciographies radio show and podcast interview.
  • SCIOGRAPHIES Q&A: MARINE BIOLOGIST SARA IVERSON
    How did Sara Iverson know her dream career at such a young age? And why is being a role model important to her? Check out highlights from her Sciographies radio show and podcast interview.
  • Volcano Watcher
    From Halifax to Iceland to Mars and the moons of Jupiter: in the 15 years since graduating from Dalhousie's Earth Sciences, Christopher Hamilton (BSc’04) has carved out a career path that has seen him apply his knowledge of the Earth’s volcanic structures to better understanding the volcanic history of and activity on other worlds.
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