A Collaborative National Center for Fusion & Plasma Research
October 3, 2016,
2:00pm to 3:15pm

MBG Auditorium, PPPL (284 cap.)

COLLOQUIUM: The Gifts of the Ocean and its Future

Dr. Ken Furuya
University of Tokyo

Covering 70% of the Earth’s surface, the ocean provides humans with a diverse range of benefits. These are collectively known as ecosystem services, which are generated through biological processes in marine ecosystems. Humans receive a variety of other benefits from marine ecosystems, including the provisioning of oxygen and absorption of carbon dioxide and waste decomposition. Islands are hotspots in terms of such benefits. Through shipboard experiments and satellite data analyses in the western subtropical region, we propose a new mechanism for the island mass effect fueled by nitrogen fixation. This talk discusses the recent development of this concept.


Colloquium Committee: 

The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory 2019-2020 Colloquium Committee is comprised of the following people. Please feel free to contact them by e-mail regarding any possible speakers or topics for future colloquia.

Carol Ann Austin, caustin@pppl.gov
Marc-Andre DeLooz, mdelooz@pppl.gov
Erik Gilson, egilson@pppl.gov
Jessica Ilagan, jilagan@pppl.gov
Igor Kaganovich, ikaganov@pppl.gov

  • Carol Ann Austin 609-243-2484

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