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Ty Atkins

2001- 2002 CEIRP Fellow

Research Interest: Aquatic Chemistry

Department: Earth Systems

I'm a senior, majoring in Science of Earth Systems with a concentration in biogeochemistry, particularly aquatic systems. It is an interdisciplinary major, which has given me a good background in many areas of science.

My research has been focused on silica cycling in Hawaiian watersheds. We have been looking at plant uptake of silica and the formation of phytoliths in plants as a source for silica in the ecosystem. Another interest of mine is looking at the topic of climate change from scientific, political, and ethical perspectives, and understanding the interplay from all these arenas.



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