Gabriela Serrato Marks

Marine Geology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Iโ€™m a PhD candidate in marine geology at MIT. I use stalagmites to create past climate records that provide context for future climate change.

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You Don't Know GMOs

We've gathered a team of geneticists, biologists, and environmental scientists to bring you the most up-to-date report on the science, history, and safety of genetically-modified organisms.

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Meet Ynes Mexia, late-blooming botanist whose adventures rivaled Darwin's

Eighty years after her death, scientists are still processing the plants she collected

The Lyme wars are upon us. We should probably read up on them

By 2050, 12 percent of the US population will likely be infected by Lyme-causing pathogen

The Moon's origins may be far different than we thought

We're still learning the basics about Earth's nearest neighbor

A scientist responds to that 'Science' Instagram essay

Online outreach helps highlight women and people of color in the field

I crush stalagmites from protected caves. What can I do to give back?

Scientists should do more with the communities where they work, a cave researcher writes

A nuclear attack could be a lot like an asteroid strike

Nothing compares to the impact that killed the dinosaurs, but nuclear blasts are far more likely

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It's time to stop excluding people with disabilities from science

You can be a great scientist without being able to carry a 50-pound backpack out of a cave

What ancient corn farmers can teach us about engineering crops for climate change

In the era of GMO crops, farmers can learn old lessons of diversity

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Floating detritus is giving new insights into deep-sea corals

Environmental DNA is a less invasive way to solve long-submerged mysteries

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How yellow-eyed penguins and sea lions took over New Zealand

A centuries-long cold snap changed the history of humans and wildlife

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Pollution and climate change hurt children most of all

An ER doctor explains how these shifts compound childhood illness

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Boobies of the Galรกpagos are replacing their disappearing food source with junk fish

Decades of research show how the sardine's decline threatens an entire ecosystem

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