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RECENT NEWS

September 17, 2018 – Today is my first unofficial day in the CTEL Lab! I’m looking forward to exploring kelp forest ecology of the Oregon Coast for the next several years.

July 22, 2018 – Tomorrow I leave for the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) to participate in the joint Polar Knowledge, OceanWise, and MarineGEO #MarineGEOArctic 2018 campaign! We will conduct biodiversity collections, Reef Life Survey SCUBA surveys, and deploy Autonomous Reef Monitoring Structures (ARMS) for later collection. Follow updates from my Twitter account.

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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OPEN-SOURCE PAPER AND STORY OF THE MONTH

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 September 2018 are:

A general biodiversity–function relationship is mediated by trophic level by O’Connor et al. Does adding more species to an ecosystem mean there will be more biomass? Well, it depends…

Red Lizard Brigade by Sam J. Miller
Communist dinosaur trainers fall in love and embark on a forbidden romance. But how far are they willing to go?

See previous papers and stories of the month