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Julia Van Etten, a doctoral student in the Graduate Program of Ecology and Evolution, runs a photography account that highlights the art of microorganisms in addition to her studies in red algae.

Rutgers student working with NASA on research of red algae, how it explains life on Earth

Julia Van Etten, a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution, is currently working with NASA on a research project that investigates how red algae can help explain early life on Earth. Van Etten works closely with her advisor, Dr. Debashish Bhattacharya, distinguished professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, and his team.

Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences Dawei Li said rising temperatures could result in heat stress and other health issues for those who work primarily outdoors, such as in agriculture.

Rutgers researchers study heat stress due to rising global temperatures

Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences Dawei Li, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences Jiacan Yuan and Director of the Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Robert Kopp published a study titled “Escalating Global Exposure to Compound Heat-Humidity Extremes with Warming” in the journal “Environmental Research Letters.”

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