Howdy, thanks for dropping by. I’m a marine ecologist interested in temperate coastal food webs and the processes that organize them. If you’d like to learn more about my work, check out the Research section.
October 23, 2019 – I traveled to Newport, Oregon today to present my research proposal on subtidal algal communities to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.
October 11, 2019 – Today I was able to return to my alma mater, the University of British Columbia, to deliver an invited talk about my experiences in Antarctica.
October 6, 2019 – This week I’ll be in beautiful British Columbia for the AAUS/CAUS Joint Symposium! Looking forward to meeting up with other scientific diving professionals from all around the world.
October 1, 2019 – I’m looking forward to my first dives this week with ODFW as a member of their Oregon Marine Reserves dive monitoring team!
September 20, 2019 – Today my lab mate Julie Schram and I got the chance to talk to students at North Bend High School about our experiences in Antarctica. It was great to see so many people take their lunch hour to join us!
September 4, 2019 – Tomorrow I’ll be boarding the RV Oceanus to participate in a weekend field campaign to explore the deep ocean off Oregon’s Coast. No internet onboard, but expect some great deep-sea critter photos when I return!
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 November 2019 are:
Chemosynthesis influences food web and community structure in high-Arctic benthos by Åström et al.
Cold seeps have a far reach when it comes to supporting diverse communities of organisms on the sea floor.
Bloodchild by Octavia E. Butler
This short story by SF giant Octavia Butler has been cited as one of the best SF short stories of all time. A commentary on exploitation using giant parasitic aliens: what’s not to like?