1. Constructal Law of Design and Evolution in Nature

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    www.constructal.org The reoccurring patterns of nature have long puzzled even the most devoted proponents of chance and Darwin’s theory of evolution. But the Constructal Law changes the terms of…

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    • DSSS: Determining chemical and microbial Fe(II) oxidation kinetics in situ: How well do organisms compete with chemical oxidatio

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      ESD welcomes George W. Luther, Ph.D. (Univ. of Delaware) The oxidation of aqueous Fe(II) to Fe(III) solids is of great significance to Earth history including banded iron formation (BIFs) and the…

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      • DSSS: Hydraulic Fracturing: Theory – Reality – Uncertainty

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        ESD welcomes Maurice Dusseault, Ph.D. (Univ. of Waterloo) Hydraulic fracturing (HF) has emerged as an important enabling technique in development of shale oil and shale gas, geothermal energy exploitation,…

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        • DSSS: Is Brevity the Soul of Soil Models?

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          ESD welcomes Eric A. Davidson, Ph.D. (Woods Hole Research Center, MA). Soils carbon stocks are 2-4 times greater than atmospheric CO2-C and 3-6 times larger than aboveground plant biomass-C. Potential…

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          • DSSS: Taking the Fingerprints of Global Sea Level Change

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            Sea level is a sensitive indicator of climate change, both in the modern world and across geological time. In this regard, all processes that contribute to observed sea-level changes, whether on plate…

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            • Panel Discussion at Watershed Film Screening

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              Panel discussion of at the film screen of Robert Redford's documentary "Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West."

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              • The vanishing North. How will climate change influence on the microbial genetic resources in Arctic?

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                Microorganisms have existed on this planet for more than 3.6 billion years and represent the major drivers for the global biogeochemical cycles. There are about 1030 bacteria in the world, but just…

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