Back in 2017 at Friday Harbor Laboratories, in between conducting experiments on transgenerational responses to pH in the copepod Tigriopus californicus, I tried scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for the first time. I wanted to explore fine morphological details of the copepod, to look for differences among San Juan Island populations and cultures that had been reared … Continue reading Gallery: My first experience with SEM
Summary of this post: in a podcast! In the course that I am taking with the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University, we are learning about making podcasts. Here is my first attempt at one- I have no experience with sound editing, so please excuse sound quality issues, or lack of … Continue reading Will shellfish persist in a changing ocean?
For the course I am taking at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, I will need to produce a 3 minute podcast. I've been brainstorming some ideas, and I think I would like to create an introduction to what will be the final chapter of my dissertation: testing whether different populations of shellfish can acclimate … Continue reading Science Podcast Idea
When I started my PhD, I did not have a clear sense of what my dissertation research would be. I was fresh out of undergrad, immersed in my department's core courses of Ecology, Evolution, and Biometry, and surrounded with new ideas. Once it was time to develop my proposal, I was generally interested in marine … Continue reading Introducing my study system: a resilient copepod