BU’s Research website features Professor Wally Fulweiler and her research on silica’s role in climate change in this week’s edition. Professor Fulweiler notes that silica is an essential component of marsh and ocean ecosystems: “If you’re an oceanographer, you love silica. But if you’re, say, a forest ecologist, you probably don’t think much about silica, and you definitely don’t think much about how human activities have altered silica cycling.” The article notes that Tim Maguire, a student in Fulweiler’s lab and a biology PhD candidate at BU, “is trying to understand how climate change may impact silica’s ‘life cycle,’ as the nutrient moves from rocks to groundwater, then through plants into rivers and oceans.” Click here to read more.