Allison Luengen, assistant professor of environmental science/management at USF, worries that California consumers are being sold fish with high mercury levels at popular grocery stores, fish markets, and sushi restaurants.
USF's D.A. Powell is the National Book Critics Circle Award-winner for his book of poetry, "Useless Landscapes, or A Guide for Boys." (2012)
Phytoplankton are the oceans' canaries in a coalmine for USF's Deneb Karentz, which is why she travels to one of the coldest places on earth to learn how these microscopic life forms are adapting to climate change.
University of San Francisco biology Professor John T. Sullivan sees the struggle between man and nature when he peers through his microscope at a freshwater snail, the kind that sickened at least 240 million people in 78 countries in 2011, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). But the same snails that carry and spread the illness might also hold the secret to stopping it, and they offer one tantalizing clue that could change everything.