Diatoms contribute to global oxygen production, marine food webs, and carbon sequestration, but scientists predict that diatom populations will decline due to ocean acidification associated with climate change.
Watersheds have unique patterns of silicon export due to differences in subsurface water routing and biogeochemical reactions.
The first comprehensive analysis of what the sarsen stones are made of came about with new technology—and good old-fashioned luck.
Phaeodarians play a major role in marine nutrient cycle.
Cosmogenic silicon-based estimates of the amount of biogenic silica stored in clays along continental margins could explain the large discrepancy in the nutrient’s global marine budget.
A better equation of state for silica will help planetary scientists accurately constrain the giant impacts that have shaped our solar system.