For Journalists

For Journalists

Experts
Katherine Mackey
Associate Professor of Earth System Science
Earth System Science
kmackey@uci.edu
Mackey studies the boundary between the living and the nonliving worlds. She wants to know how those two worlds define one other, as things like aquatic microorganisms can alter the chemistry of the water they live in, and vice versa.
Can speak to:

As seen in
Stories

The Arctic’s greening, but it won’t save us

The Arctic is getting greener as the climate warms — but it’s not greening fast enough to absorb very much carbon dioxide, Boston University and UC Irvine scientists find.

Apr 29, 2021

Can something the size of a few washing machines find the biggest thing in the Universe?

UCI physicists have designed and built a new particle detector called FASER that could lift the veil on one of the Universe’s most enduring mysteries.

Dec 7, 2020

UCI scientists decrypt key HIV transmission pathways

Understanding how HIV propagates in the body could help with the development of new treatments for the disease it causes — AIDS.

Apr 8, 2021

Press Releases

Thinning of rift-healing slush is identified as a major cause of iceberg calving events
Sep 27, 2021
Interdisciplinary researchers will examine impacts on overburdened communities
Sep 23, 2021
Earth system scientists at UCI studied air trapped in compacted layers of Antarctic ice and snow to come up with some answers and a few new questions about the amount of molecular hydrogen in our…
Sep 9, 2021

If you have questions, please contact our Sr. Science Writer, Lucas Joel, at ljoel@uci.edu