"I originally wanted to restore paintings, but that didn't work out." an interview with Bärbel Hönisch

Recorded January 17, 2019 Archived January 17, 2019 19:57 minutes
Id: APP608932


Bärbel Hönisch, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences at Columbia University also known as Queen of Boron, transported us millions of years beyond the ice cores to the realm when Greenland had no ice. She took hold of a magical instrument and fell in love with plankton. Diving off One Tree Island near the Great Barrier reef, she conducted research in the blue water, and at times rose amongst a highway of turtles. Painstakingly, she reconstructs the microfossil environment. (Recorded 12 December 2018)


  • Ilyse Vernun
  • Barbel Hoensich

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