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Date: 8/3/2015


UN_5056_1_A_PLJ_microscope_studies_2.jpgDr. Pedro Tapia and his students are examining diatoms and other paleoecological indicators from samples of sediment taken from each core. Post and photos: Christine Y. Chen
UN_5056_1_A_PLJ_microscope_studies_3.jpgDiatoms are unicellular algae that have the distinctive characteristic of having transparent cell walls made of silica (silicon dioxide, SiO2) - here discussed by Dr.Tapia and students. Post and photos: Christine Y. Chen
UN_5056_1_A_PLJ_microscope_studies_4.jpgDiatoms are often called "algae in glass houses." A microscope is generally needed to see diatoms, which have cell sizes equal to the width of a human hair or smaller. Post and photos: Christine Y. Chen
UN_5056_1_A_PLJ_microscope_studies_5.jpgIdentifying diatoms species is a powerful tool for interpreting ancient environmental conditions. They tell us about how the water properties of Lake Junín evolved through time as a climate proxy. (Post and photos: Christine Y. Chen)
UN_5056_1_A_PLJ_nature_impressions_7.jpgA pair of Junín grebes (Podiceps taczanowskii) - flightless waterbirds that are unique to Lake Junín and close to extinction. They forage in the open water, feeding on small fish and invertebrate larvae. (Photo: Kristina Brady; Post: Christine Y. Chen)
UN_5056_1_A_PLJ_PI_6.jpgDr. Don Rodbell (center), Professor of Geology at Union College, is one of the principal investigators of the Lake Junín Project (Proyecto Lago Junín) with over 30 years of research in the Peruvian Andes. (Photo: Kristina Brady; Post: Christine Y. Chen)
UN_5056_1_A_PLJ_science_outreach_1.jpgWe thank Radio Liberty for permitting us to spread the importance of our project. Agradecemos a Radio Libertad por permitirnos difundir la importancia de nuestro proyecto. Post and photo: Angela Rozas Dávila — hier: Junín, Peru.