Scientia Issue #104

Mar 28, 2017 | Issues

THE EVOLVING EARTH

It is my pleasure to introduce the first edition of Scientia entirely dedicated to the Earth Sciences. Earth scientists apply a variety of techniques to develop an understanding of the complex systems underlying the many phenomena present on our home planet. This can vary from studying the atmosphere, the interior, the oceans, and the landmasses right the way through to the electromagnetic field of the planet. For this issue, we have had the privilege of interviewing Vítor Correia, the president of the European Federation of Geologists (EFG), who gives us an overview of the activities of the EFG and its role in geological research and public outreach. Correia explains the challenge inherent in public dissemination of geological science, and its importance.

The ultimate goal of Scientia is to facilitate the communication of groundbreaking science in an accessible and visually appealing way. Effective dissemination of excellent science that is both engaging and illuminating, for the benefit of society as a whole, is at the core of our ethos. This is a sentiment shared by Professor Jonathan Sharp of the College of Earth, Ocean & Environment at the University of Delaware who has initiated a training workshop for scientists on how to communicate their science to a general audience. In this issue, we illustrate how the program trains scientists in how to produce short science videos, undertake oral presentations and write scientific papers and proposals.

From here, we delve into the world of geoscience, where we highlight four intriguing research projects, from uncovering how magnificent continental plateaus are formed, to developing new tools for seismic imaging of the Earth’s interior. In the second half of the issue, we highlight the latest discoveries in the diverse world of ecology, from exploring how mathematical modelling can be used to investigate the resilience of ecosystems, to investigating how land usage of the ancient Maya people has affected the environment and our use of land today

 

 

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Published in the UK,
by Science Diffusion ltd

ISSN 2059-8971 (print)
ISSN 2059-898X (online)

 

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Meet The Team…

 

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Nelly Berg 
nelly@sciencediffusion.com

 

PUBLICATION MANAGER
Nick Powers 
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DESIGN MANAGER
Mimi Jones

 

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS
Liam Critchley, PhD
Lindsay Wolff, PhD
Bruno Genevcius, BSc
Annika Tostengard
Jenny Griffin, BSc

 

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Scientia Issue #104 Contents

 

 


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COMMUNICATING SCIENCE: BRIDGING THE GREAT DIVIDE
Professor Jonathan Sharp

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SEISMIC SHIFTS FOR GEOSCIENCE RESEARCH

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HYDRAULIC FRACTURE MONITORING AND INDUCED MICROSEISMICITY IN WESTERN CANADA
Professor David Eaton
Employing microseismic methods to minimise the environmental impact of hydraulic fracturing

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WHAT SEISMIC IMAGING TELLS US ABOUT THE MYSTERIES OF THE TANNWALD BASIN
Dr Gerald Gabriel and Dr Thomas Burschil
Using seismic waves to image the subsurface structure of overdeepened valleys

 

 

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DISCOVERING HOW MOUNTAINS GROW
Professor Lindsay Schoenbohm
Understanding the formation of continental plateaus
 

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UNDERSTANDING THE PROCESSES OF THE MULTIPLE SUBDUCTION PLATE BOUNDARY AROUND JAPAN
Dr Hitomi Nakamura
Uncovering the interaction between slab fluids and tectonic plates at plate boundaries

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ECOLOGICAL SCIENCES – DIVERSITY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE

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TINY ECOSYSTEM ENGINEERS: DIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION OF GALL MIDGES
Dr Netta Dorchin
Investigating the process of cascading speciation in gall midges

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WHEN PHYSICS AND ECOLOGY UNITE
Professor Ehud Meron
Mathematical modelling to explore the resilience of ecosystems to environmental changes

 

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COOPERATION REVEALS LEGACY OF ANCIENT LAND USE
Dr Nicholas Brokaw and Dr Sheila Ward
How the ancient Maya people’s use of land has affected the environment in Belize

 

 

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FUTURISTIC FARMING
Dr Nicolas Friggens
Using computational modelling to develop precision livestock technology