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Very excited to see our work on the different types of El Niño published today @NatureGeosci showing dramatic changes of El Niño towards more Central and stronger Eastern Pacific El Niño events @unimelb @Monash_Science @uow @anuearthscience @CSIROnews #climatechange @NASA @NOAA
El Niño is one of the most important weather phenomena on Earth & comes in 2 types: warming occuring in the central Pacific vs strong traditional El Niño in the Eastern Pacific. How El Niño will behave with future climate change is an open question.
Using coral records, we show that the number of Central Pacific El Nino events has increased by the end of the 20th century, with fewer but stronger eastern Pacific El Niño events
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V. thought provoking seminar today @TRI_info by Prof John Huss entitled ‘Ecological medicine & medical ecology’. Discussed were ecological strategies for #coral remediation and the #microbiome. But more interesting was unpacking the #philosophy of biological research!.... (1/12)
The field of microbiome #research is still very young, and it’s hard to get a handle on what is established and where exactly the field will progress (2/12)
However, there seem to be two different concepts thrown around when people talk about the microbiome:
a) Micro-biome: a biome of microbes, an ecological conception.
b) Microbi-ome: the microbial genome, a molecular conception.
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