Nature Expressions
January 2017

Homo Sapiens, as a species, possesses a unique attribute -- we generally view ourselves as outside of the rest of nature, inherently different from even our closest genetic cousins. Despite that, in these pre-interplanetary days, our place in the world and fate as an organism is as dependent on the earth's biosphere as any other, a fact that may become strikingly clear within the merest geologic nanosecond or two. In order to weigh the implications of this, both seriously and playfully, we will begin 2017 with a collection of films about our place in the natural world: changing climate, waste cycles, altered ecosystems, and observations, or even notes from, the wildlife whose lives intertwine with our own.

Maya Edelman -- Description: Can scientists reconstruct an entire habitat from a vial of soil? CALeDNA, a new iniative from The University of California Conservation Genomics Consortium, would like to find out, by recruiting members of the curious public to assist in a massive survey of the state's biodiversity through environmental DNA samples. Our January Labocine cover image, taken from artist Maya Edelman's luminous designs for the project, captures this productive interaction between intrepid citizen scientists and their environment. Find out more, or take part, at www.ucedna.com, or see more of Maya's work at MayaEdelman.com.

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Bottom Feeders
Matt Reynolds
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Deforest
Grayson Cooke
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Graminoids
Demelza Kooij, Lars Koens
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Sticky
Jilli Rose
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Symphony no. 42
Réka Bucsi
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The Return
Shaima Al Ameri, Fatma Al Ghanem
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The Secrets Held in Ice
Loïc Fontimpe
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Wayward Fronds
Fern Silva
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Living Fossil
Sean Hanley
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Green Matters
Mia Makela
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The Wapiti
Anssi Kasitonni
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Season of Wonder
Lisa Crafts
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Archives of Extinction
Alyse Takayesu
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Subatlantic
Ursula Biemann
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Herbarium
Barbara Visser
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Tropical Birds Confront Global Warming
Daniel Grossman
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Small Brains en Masse
Dennis Hlynsky
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Welcome to the Anthropocene
Loïc Fontimpe
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