My story as an explorer and a science communicator


“I knew of planktons, but last night was the first time that I learned of phytoplankton. I normally associate planktons as things at the bottom of the food chain or the thing whales eat, so it was surprising to learn how big a role they play in regulating carbon dioxide levels. The fact that we rely on these small creatures for half of our oxygen was really eye-opening”

(After Rouco’s talk on Phytoplankton and Climate Change-Science Spotlight Lecture Series, Columbia University, 2017)

Frontiers of Science Student Spring 2017