A team of scientists from San Diego is ready to embark on a new journey around the world in upcoming summer season to make new discoveries and find solutions to different global problems. For next few months, these scientists will travel various countries including China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Israel, the UK, The Arctic, The South Pacific, and The Virgin Islands, and return to Sand Diego by September with ample information to find out the answers to many mysteries.
This team will include researchers from UC San Diego (the fifth largest research university in the U.S.), San Diego State University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Cal State San Marcos, and the Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla. Researchers who will participate in the study are: Jonathan Shurin, Elizabeth A. Dinsdale, James Nieh – biologists; Diego Sustaita – evolutionary biologist; Drew Lucas, Dale Stokes, Grant Deane – oceanographers; Alison Coil, Brian Keating – astrophysicists; Tom Rockwell – seismologist; Tom Levy – anthropologist; Jillian Maloney – geoscientist; Matthew Alford, Jennifer Mackinnon – marine turtle biologists; Octavio Aburto – marine ecologist; David Demer – ocean acoustic engineer; Ivano Caponigro – linguist; Jeff Moore – marine mammal biologist; Mike Mooring – behavioral ecologist; Amy Hays – fishery biologist; Susan M. Kiene – global health professor; Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick – political sociologist; George Vourlitis – ecologist; Russ Davis – physical oceanographer; Anita Raj – professor medicine; Craig Mcintosh – economist.
These researchers will focus on a variety of studies, such as (1) analyzing the sound of bubbles exploding in ice to determine how fast glaciers are melting, (2) how communication helps bees avoid predators, (3) finding a signature of the Big Bang, (4) gathering sediment cores at California’s Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to reveal the seismic history of the Kirby Hills and Midland faults, (5) how did ecological and environment modification influence the collapse of civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean area around 1200 BC.
Craig Mcintosh, economist, will visit Uganda to conduct research that aims to prevent food scarcity in the region and boost the income of farmers by educating them about how to do marketing of their crops.