Forty years of fathoming life in hot springs on the ocean floor.
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© 2019, Nature. Ocean-floor hot springs teeming with animal life were reported 40 years ago. How has knowledge of life thriving in such extreme conditions grown since then, and what challenges remain for exploration and conservation down there?
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1038/d41586-019-00728-3
Publication InfoVan Dover, Cindy (2019). Forty years of fathoming life in hot springs on the ocean floor. Nature, 567(7747). pp. 182-184. 10.1038/d41586-019-00728-3. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/18187.
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Harvey W. Smith Professor of Biological Oceanography in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences
Dr. Cindy Lee Van Dover is a deep-sea biologist with an interest in ocean exploration and the ecology of chemosynthetic ecosystems. She began her work in this field in 1982, joining the first biological expedition to hydrothermal vents on the East Pacific Rise. After earning a Master's degree in ecology from UCLA in 1985, she continued her graduate education in the MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program in Biological Oceanography. There she joined numerous expeditions and publ