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The impact of climate change on marine life in ocean depths

Illustration realized in the framework of a collaboration between the Image/Recit option of the HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design) - Genève and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva.

Historically, the Earth has known periods that were both colder and warmer than... click to read more

  • Lucas Vimpere | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Earth and environmental sciences section, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sébastien Castelltort | Professor at Earth and environmental sciences section, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 2036
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 16, 2023
How rain sculpts mountains

The shape of Earth's surface can tell us a lot about what kinds of natural events have happened in a region and when. Heavy rainfall, for instance, causes rivers to swell, which can force a river to erode faster into its bed. This connection between... click to read more

  • Byron A. Adams | Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at School of Earth Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Views 3630
Reading time 4.5 min
published on May 27, 2021
Aquatic plants are influenced by the surrounding landscape

Flowering plants living submerged in lakes or streams evolved from terrestrial ancestors. However, successful adaptations to living submerged required several adjustments in anatomy, morphology, and physiology. Nevertheless, all aquatic plants utilize CO2 in their photosynthesis to produce carbohydrates and release O2 as a waste product.... click to read more

  • Ole Pedersen | Professor at Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 18, 2020