Decoding Diatoms

Every summer for the past decade, paleoecologist Jasmine Saros has trekked across snowfields and horsebacked up bouldered mountain passes to reach remote, high-altitude lakes in the shadow of the Beartooth Mountains of the central Rockies. In the pristine wilderness of Montana and Wyoming, at altitudes above 9,400 feet, she arrives at the alpine lakes just after ice off to study changes in the algal community, looking for evidence of climate change and airborne pollution. 


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