Category: Public-Friendly

diSEASe

by on March 29, 2021 6:55 pm
Disease is an inevitable process, foundational to the cycling and continuation of life. As humans we have worked tirelessly to stave off disease in the many clothes it wears. For other organisms, disease is a garment that is not so easily shed. There is no treatment, there is no second chance for most organisms with… Read more diSEASe

The lega-sea of John Pearse

by on November 16, 2020 12:36 pm
Dr. John Pearse (1936—2020) led foundational research on kelp forests and the intertidal, wrote textbooks exploring the world of invertebrates, and created LiMPETS, an education and citizen science program used across the coast of California to monitor its intertidal communities. His research illuminated distant corners of the ocean spanning from Monterey Bay to Antarctica to… Read more The lega-sea of John Pearse

Isolated continent to social isolation: a tale of research in Antarctica and an escape from the safest place on earth

by on May 1, 2020 3:21 pm
Traveling to Antarctica for my PhD work is an enormous privilege. The Antarctic is one of the harshest and most remote places on earth. Lots of advance preparation is needed, but the unique biological systems and special people who work there make it all worth it. I traveled to the Antarctic this year with Dave… Read more Isolated continent to social isolation: a tale of research in Antarctica and an escape from the safest place on earth

What's a Strong Coral Anyway?

by on April 1, 2020 3:51 pm
[I would be remiss if I didn’t mention coronavirus. I’m sitting in my newly converted home office, which is actually a small and surprisingly functional corner of my bedroom. I haven’t been to my lab in over two weeks now and counting. I also canceled a trip to check on my field experiment in Palau… Read more What's a Strong Coral Anyway?