Tag Archives: Jesse Ausubel

Oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle will receive the 2017 Lewis Thomas Prize

Oceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle will receive the 2017 Lewis Thomas PrizeOceanographer and explorer Sylvia Earle has been named the recipient of Rockefeller’s prestigious science writing prize. The award recognizes Earle’s body of work, which includes memoirs, atlases, and children’s books, as well as advocacy for global marine conservation. Earle will be honored at an award ceremony on March 6. More »

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In the News – New Scientist – Ausubel

Earth’s rarest minerals could hint at life on other planets   “Two-thirds of rare minerals arise as a consequence of biological processes, such as biomineralisation, the authors say. These minerals could shed light on the co-evolution of biology and geology. … More »

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Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Sean B. Carroll

Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Sean B. CarrollEvolutionary biologist and author Sean B. Carroll to receive Rockefeller University’s science writing prize. The award recognizes Carroll’s body of work, including his 2013 book Brave Genius: A Scientist, A Philosopher and their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize. More »

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In the News – New York Times Dot Earth – Ausubel

Earth’s untallied biological bounty, from L.A. suburbs to deep seabed sediments   “Recent chats with Jesse Ausubel of Rockefeller University drew me this week to remarkable new discoveries of traces of life in sediment layers up to 200 feet beneath … More »


Lewis Thomas Prize to honor mathematicians Steven Strogatz and Ian Stewart

The first mathematicians to receive the prize for writing about science, Strogatz and Stewart will be honored at a ceremony in Caspary Auditorium on the evening of Monday, March 30. More »

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In the news

This land is your land   “Food, [Jesse Ausubel] told me, is a little like clothing. ‘There are large companies that turn out the blue jeans and T-shirts we all wear. We don’t mind large scale for that. But sometimes … More »


Changes in population growth, consumption and farming begin to return former farmlands to nature

Researchers led by Rockefeller’s Jesse Ausubel analyzed factors such as global land use and population growth over the last 50 years. Looking at the production index of all crops of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, they found that from 1961 to 2009 land farmed grew by only 12 percent while the index rose about 300 percent.

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The Great Reversal, an increase in forest density worldwide, is under way

A new study by scientists at Rockefeller University and colleagues in the United States and Finland challenges measurements of carbon storage based on forest area alone. Several national increases of density and/or area signal the Great Reversal is under way in forests globally after centuries of loss and decline. More »

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Jesse Ausubel elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Ausubel, a researcher who studies environmental science and technology and industrial evolution, is honored with election to the prestigious independent policy research academy. More »

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Newly discovered deep sea lobster named for Rockefeller’s Jesse Ausubel

A newly discovered deep sea lobster is one of many species identified for the first time through the Census of Marine Life, a decade-long project that sponsored 540 expeditions carried out by 2700 researchers from more than 80 countries. More »

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Intensity of human environmental impact may lessen as incomes rise, analysis suggests

The richer you are, the more of the world’s resources you can afford to consume. But in many parts of the world, rising incomes are not having the proportionate effect on energy consumption, croplands and deforestation that one might expect, a new 25-year study shows. More »

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New look at world’s forests shows many are expanding

A new formula to measure forest cover suggests that an increasing number of countries and regions are transitioning from deforestation to afforestation, raising hopes for a turning point for the world as a whole. More »

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