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Could Microbes be the Gatekeepers of Earth’s Deep Carbon?

A new study from DCO’s Biology Meets Subduction team shows that microbes and calcite precipitation combine to trap about 94 percent of the carbon squeezed out from the edge of the oceanic plate as it sinks into the mantle during subduction. This carbon remains naturally sequestered in the crust, where it cannot escape back to the surface through nearby volcanoes.

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DCO Celebrates a Decade of Discovery and Launches the Next Decade of Deep Carbon Science 31 July 2019 Feature

In 2019, the Deep Carbon Observatory is both celebrating a decade of discovery and launching the…

Symphony in C Cover
New Book Sings Carbon’s Praises 11 June 2019 Feature

From the walls of our cells, to the gases in our atmosphere, the diamonds in jewelry and the…

Lloyd and Giovannelli in Poas
Could Microbes be the Gatekeepers of Earth’s Deep Carbon? 24 April 2019 Feature

In 2017, an interdisciplinary group of early career scientists visited Costa Rica’s subduction zone…

Webinar: Transforming planetary perceptions: Earth in Five Reactions 22 February 2019 Feature

Ever wonder how chemical reactions shaped the Earth into the only known habitable planet? Deep…

Biology Meets Subduction
Webinar - DCO Webinar Wednesdays: Breaking the mold of the traditional field expedition: Biology Meets Subduction 24 January 2019 Feature

In this webinar Peter Barry (University of Oxford, UK), Karen Lloyd (University of Tennessee…

2019 Synthesis Webinar Series
Deep Carbon Observatory Webinar Wednesdays Return for Another Run 27 November 2018 Feature

2019 will begin with a new DCO Webinar Wednesday series highlighting several of DCO’s ongoing…

 DCO/EarthByte Modeling Workshop
DCO/EarthByte Modeling Workshop 27 April 2018 Feature

Sabin Zahirovic opened the meeting with an overview of how tectonic evolution has influenced the…

Biology Meets Subduction, Again: DCO Early Career Scientists Head Back to Central America 26 April 2018 Feature

From 3-20 April 2018, the Biology Meets Subduction team were back in the field to extend the study…

The Road to 2019: Sharing Deep Carbon Science after a Decade of Research and Discovery 25 April 2018 Feature

Synthesis Group 2019 (SG2019) formed in April 2016 to synthesize research conducted across DCO’s…

Earth in Five Reactions: Scientists Debate the Features Making Earth Unique in the Solar System 28 March 2018 Feature

The so-called Earth in Five Reactions (E5R) workshop is part of DCO’s suite of synthesis activities…

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