I’ll be giving my oral presentation based on the Ulithi expedition at the Western Society of Naturalists at 1:30pm, in the Conservation Technologies session!

See you there!

Conferences, Oral Presentations

Welcome to Micronesia: Yap State

Research Blogs, Ulithi

Finally we land in Yap State! Our flight landed close to midnight, but even so, I am hit with a wet wall of heat as I step off the plane.

Day 1: Goodbye Monterey! (Befriending the luggage scale and becoming a TSA Jedi)

Research Blogs, Ulithi, Uncategorized

After a couple of intense packing days, we are ready for the first arm of the expedition! Through this process, I definitely learned a lot about preparing for science in a remote region.

Lesson 1: When in doubt, pack that screw AND the screwdriver to fit it!

Building BRUVS!

Research Blogs, Ulithi

For the expedition, we will be taking 2 remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and a series of baited remote underwater video systems (BRUVS). As I am in charge of the

Summer 2016: Expedition to Micronesia

Research Blogs, Ulithi

Google_AerialPreparations have begun for this summer’s research expedition to

A semester of boats, squid, and boating for squid.

Research Blogs

This semester I have focused my research on the California market squid

Elkhorn Slough (Monterey Ocean Science REU)

2015: Elkhorn Slough, Research Blogs

This summer I had the opportunity to conduct original research at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR) in Watsonville, California. In addition to assisting with ESNERR’s regular monitoring projects, I conducted an observational study to study a possible link between an invasive crab (Carcinus maenas) and poor water quality due to eutrophication. Trekking through the mud to deploy and retrieve traps was exhausting but worth the effort! I discovered how rewarding original research can be!