Science News Tidbits: Climate and Ecology

New research may lead to better climate models for global warming, El Nino from PhysOrg.com
One hundred fifty scientists from more than 40 universities in nine countries are starting a coordinated program aimed at gaining new insights about the Earth’s climate and the complex, interconnected system involving the oceans, the atmosphere and the land.[]

New ambitious project to barcode an entire ecosystem from PhysOrg.com
UC Berkeley researchers are leading an ambitious, first-of-its-kind effort to inventory all non-microbial life on the South Pacific island of Moorea. Supported by a new three-year, $5.2 million grant from the Moore Foundation, the Moorea Biocode Project will turn the island into a model ecosystem that promises to provide insight into the effects of climate change, invasive species, habitat destruction and other global challenges.[]

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