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Science Nation: Diatom Algae Populations Tell a Story About Climate Change in Greenland

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With support from the National Science Foundation, Lake Ecologist Jasmine Saros and her team from the University of Maine are gathering diatoms from the lake waters of southwestern Greenland. They are using the diatoms in their studies of how climate change is affecting this Arctic ecosystem. Diatoms are a type of algae that responds rapidly to environmental change. Diatom species generally associated with warmer conditions are increasing at unprecedented rates in the sediment record.

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