clips were filmed, directed, edited by Mary
Healey Jamiel, Assistant Professor at the
University of Rhode Island, serving jointly in Film Media and Communication Studies.
Dr. Rebecca Robinson, Assistant Professor at URI's Graduate School of Oceanography, discusses past climate change and the potential role for ocean biology in regulating atmospheric CO2. Her research focuses on the cycling of biologically important elements and their relationship with climate change on various timescales. She uses the stable isotopes of nitrogen in geological samples and modern waters to monitor the variation in the marine nitrogen cycle. Of particular interest is the role of the nitrogen cycle in regulating biological productivity and atmospheric CO2 concentrations both in the ancient and in the modern ocean. Robinson received an AB in Geology from Bryn Mawr College and a MS in Earth Sciences from the University of Southern California. Her PhD is in Marine Geology and Geochemistry from the University of Michigan.