Univ. of Miami Graduate Student Featured on NBC Learn’s “Changing Planet”

Rebecca Albright

MIAMI — February 28, 2011 — Rebecca Albright, a Ph.D. student in Marine Biology and Fisheries at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science is featured on the NBC Learn’s new ‘Changing Planet’ educational series.  The video, narrated by NBC News’ Chief Environmental Correspondent Anne Thompson, focuses on climate change and ocean acidification and is co-funded by the National Science Foundation.

Albright, who is part of the Rosenstiel School’s Climate Change Laboratory conducts research on the effects of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems. Last November she was lead author on a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that highlights the impacts of increasingly acidic oceans on the reproduction of elkhorn corals. The paper’s co-authors include, Chris Langdon and Benjamin Mason from UM’s Rosenstiel School and Margaret Miller of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service.

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About NBC Learn
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About the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School
The University of Miami is the largest private research institution in the southeastern United States. The University’s mission is to provide quality education, attract and retain outstanding students, support the faculty and their research, and build an endowment for University initiatives. Founded in the 1940’s, the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science has grown into one of the world’s premier marine and atmospheric research institutions. Offering dynamic interdisciplinary academics, the Rosenstiel School is dedicated to helping communities to better understand the planet, participating in the establishment of environmental policies, and aiding in the improvement of society and quality of life. For more information, please visit

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