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Oceanography student wins research award from American Geophysical Union

University of Rhode Island doctoral student Justine Sauvage has won the Outstanding Student Paper Award for research she presented at the American Geophysical Unionís fall meeting in December. She is one of 10 students from around the world to be recognized in the biogeosciences category.

The AGU meeting was the worldís largest gathering of earth and space scientists, with more than 24,000 scientists in attendance.

Her research seeks to calculate how much hydrogen is being produced deep in the seafloor via a chemical process called radiolysis. It is likely that microbes living in the sediment are feeding on the hydrogen, since there is little else for themÖ

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