Thursday, September 26, 2013

Corals, Holocene Reefs and Energy Conservation: new Oberlin publications

These Oberlin-authored publications were indexed in Web of Knowledge this week (Oberlin affiliated authors indicated in bold font):

Calcification by juvenile corals under heterotrophy and elevated CO2
Drenkard, E. J.; Cohen, A. L.; McCorkle, D. C.; de Putron, S. J.; Starczak, V. R.; Zicht, Alice. E.
 Coral Reefs, 32 (3):727-735; SEP 2013 [view at OhioLINK EJC]
(Alice Zicht '12 graduated with a degree in geology and is now at Rutgers University, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ)

Holocene reef building on eastern St. Croix, US Virgin Islands: Lang Bank revisited
Hubbard, Dennis. K.; Gill, I. P.; Burke, R. B.
 Coral Reefs, 32 (3):653-669; SEP 2013 [view at OhioLINK EJC]

Returns to residential energy efficiency and conservation measures: A field experiment
Suter, Jordan F.; Shammin, Md Rumi
 Energy Policy, 59 551-561; AUG 2013 [view at OhioLINK EJC]

Thursday, September 12, 2013

16 Science Faculty and Students Indexed in Web of Knowledge, Summer 2013

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Eight publications by 7 faculty and 9 student co-authors were indexed in Web of Knowledge this past summer.  The individual authors are:
  • Norman Craig, emeritus professor chemistry, with alumni Yihui Chen, Yuhua Lu, Christopher Neese and Deacon Nemchick
  • Stephen FitzGerald, professor of physics, with alumni Kirill Tchernyshyov and Christopher Pierce
  • Abby Halperin, OC ‘12 with honors in biology
  • Yumi Ijiri, professor of physics, with current senior Chetan Poudel
  • Marta Laskowski, associate professor of biology
  • Maniah Mehta, professor of chemistry, with alumnus Benjamin Altheimer
  • Karla Parsons Hubbard, professor of geology
  • Jesse Rowsell, assistant professor of chemistry
Their articles have publication dates from June through August 2013:
Altheimer, B. D., S. Pagola, M. Zeller, and M. A. Mehta. 2013. Mechanochemical Conversions Between Crystalline Polymorphs of a Complex Organic Solid. Crystal Growth & Design 13:3447-3453.  pdf in EJC
Craig N. C., Y. Chen, Y. Lu, C. F. Neese, D. J. Nemchick, and T. A. Blake. 2013. Analysis of the rotational structure in the high-resolution infrared spectra of cis,cis- and trans,trans-1,4-difluorobutadiene-1-d(1) and trans,trans-1,4-difluorobutadiene-1,4-d(2). Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy 288:18-27. pdf in ScienceDirect
Deline, B., K. M. Parsons-Hubbard. 2013. Experimentally observed soft-tissue preservation near a marine brine seep. Palaeontology 56:893-900.  pdf in EJC
FitzGerald S. A., C. J. Pierce, J. L. C. Rowsell, E. D. Bloch, and J. A. Mason. 2013. Highly Selective Quantum Sieving of D-2 from H-2 by a Metal-Organic Framework As Determined by Gas Manometry and Infrared Spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society 135:9458-9464.  pdf in
Hardiman, B. S., C. M. Gough, A. Halperin, K. L. Hofmeister, L. E. Nave, G. Bohrer, and P. S. Curtis. 2013. Maintaining high rates of carbon storage in old forests: A mechanism linking canopy structure to forest function. Forest Ecology and Management 298:111-119.  pdf in EJC
Hofhuis, H., M. Laskowski, Y. Du, K. Prasad, S. Grigg, V. Pinon, and B. Scheres. 2013. Phyllotaxis and Rhizotaxis in Arabidopsis Are Modified by Three PLETHORA Transcription Factors. Current Biology 23:956-962.  pdf in EJC
Ijiri, Y., C. Poudel, P. S. Williams, L. R. Moore, T. Orita, and M. Zborowski. 2013. Inverted Linear Halbach Array for Separation of Magnetic Nanoparticles. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics 49:3449-3452.  no online access for Oberlin users
Laskowski, M. 2013. Lateral root initiation is a probabilistic event whose frequency is set by fluctuating levels of auxin response. Journal of experimental botany 64:2609-2617.
Ye S., M. Xu, S. FitzGerald, K. Tchernyshyov, and Z. Bacic. 2013. H-2 in solid C-60: Coupled translation-rotation eigenstates in the octahedral interstitial site from quantum five-dimensional calculations. Journal of Chemical Physics 138:244707.  pdf in AIP

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Just Say NO to Disposable Plastic

Recently sent from the Sea Turtles Restoration project:

"Reduce your disposable plastic use. Use canvas shopping bags and reusable water bottles instead of plastic whenever you can. Just say no to straws and coffee stir sticks. Plastic accounts for 90% of all ocean debris. Unlike other types of trash, plastic is not biodegradable. Plastic is forever. Plastic waste is believed to cause the deaths of 100,000 marine animals each year."

I am so surprised to see recyclable plastic items in trash containers here - on Oberlin's campus! - where we presumably have a very high percentage of people educated about the need to recycle and dangers of plastic pollution.  The "trash vortex" of the North Pacific Ocean is the same area as the size of Texas, for crying out loud.  Reducing your use of plastic is SO easy, and tossing recyclable plastic into a recycling container could not be any easier on this campus.  It is such a small effort on your part, and it truly makes a difference.  Learn more about recycling at Oberlin.