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June 1, 2018 – A lot has happened in the last month. I’ve moved back to the West Coast where I’ll start my Ph.D. in September and I’ve taken a position as an associate researcher with the Smithsonian. This month I’ll be assisting with the Marine Subtidal Ecology course at Friday Harbor Labs. Follow along with the subtidal science excitement by searching #MSE2018FHL

April 3, 2018 – I have just been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship! I’m looking forward to putting it to good use studying the subtidal ecology of the Oregon Coast.

March 18, 2018 – I have official accepted an offer to join the Coastal Trophic Ecology Lab at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (University of Oregon) for a PhD program in the fall!

February 21, 2018 – I’ve recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Underwater Sciences! This week I’ll be attending my first board meeting, held at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta.

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Every month I’ll post an exciting open-source paper related to marine ecology. I’ll also post a work of speculative fiction to keep the creative juices flowing….

And the paper and story for July 2018 are:

Cockles, barnacles and ascidians compose a subtidal facilitation cascade with multiple hierarchical levels of foundation species by Yakovis & Artemieva
In preparation for my trip to the Arctic I found this paper on facilitation cascades in the far North. Foundation species lend each other a helping hand!

Heron of Earth by Vajra Chandrasekera
When the things we hold most dear become a thing of the past, recreation of an idealized world serves as an apology for humanity.

See previous papers and stories of the month