Mark Jellinek was awarded a CFI John Evans Leaders Fund grant
Mark Jellinek was awarded a CFI John Evans Leaders Fund grant to establish Canada's first "Center for Geophysical Mixing in the Earth System" in EOAS. In collaboration with Stephanie Waterman the project will establish an experimental capability to address some exciting questions that span ongoing research in EOAS: Did plate tectonics stimulate the rapid rise of complex life and the emergence of the remarkable biodiversity that characterizes the modern Earth? Do volcanic eruptions modulate or even drive decadal climate variability with dramatic consequences such as the famines that occurred during the Medieval "Little Ice Age"? How do ocean currents deliver heat, salt, oxygen, CO2 and nutrients to fragile ocean ecologies such as the Canadian Arctic shelf, which are vulnerable to effects of climate change?