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Researchers from the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center are featured in "Climate Science Champions", an engaging video series that highlights the diverse expertise and innovative problem-solving that USGS scientists bring to bear when addressing a defining challenge of our time: climate change.

Video Transcript
From volcanologists to oceanographers, biologists to paleontologists, the U.S. Geological Survey employs thousands of scientists across the Earth sciences. Each has a unique role in supporting the bureau’s mission of providing “science that matters” to the American people. Here are the stories of the USGS scientists working to address a defining challenge of our time: climate change.

Climate Science Champions Season 3: Jessica Lacy, Research Oceanographer

Research Oceanographer Jessica Lacy investigates the influence of tides, waves, and water levels on wave-exposed tidal salt marshes, helping to understand how these important ecosystems will respond to sea level rise. 

Climate Science Champions Season 3: Renee Takesue, Research Geochemist

Research Geochemist Renee Takesue combines geology and chemistry to shed light on how chemical components from natural and human-made sources make their way into coastal environments. 

Climate Science Champions, Season 2: Ann Gibbs, Geologist

Geologist Ann Gibbs studies the vulnerability of the rapidly-warming Alaska coast to climate change effects like sea level rise and permafrost thawing.

Climate Science Champions, Season 2: Ferdinand Oberle, Research Geologist

Along reef-lined shores of the Pacific Islands, USGS Research Geologist and Oceanographer Ferdinand Oberle studies how warming surface waters, nutrient runoff, and increasingly powerful storms impact coral reefs.  

Climate Science Champions, Season 2: Kira Mizell, Research Oceanographer

Research Oceanographer Kira Mizell studies change in ocean chemistry by collecting marine minerals, looking for insights into past climate conditions and geologic history.

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