Robert Semmler • July 2, 2015
Recently the Fish and Invertebrate Ecology Lab at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) finished the majority of its preparations for its two upcoming crab-tagging experiments this summer. These experiments will use mark-recapture to discover valuable information on sizes of populations, their migration patterns, and any interactions they may have with people who spot or recapture... Read more . . .
Emily Liljestrand • June 17, 2015
You know the old adage “there are plenty of fish in the sea?” Well, what if that wasn’t the case? How would we even know this was becoming not the case before it was too late? Read more . . .
Sarah Laperriere • April 28, 2015
When people think bacteria, they often think disease. But in reality, pathogenic bacteria are a very small fraction of all bacteria. Bacteria are everywhere, and though small in size, these microscopic organisms are highly complex and play important roles in controlling global nutrient cycles. Read more . . .
Cassie Gurbisz • February 17, 2015
I had finally finished over a year’s worth of careful data analyses from my graduate research project on the Chesapeake Bay, and I was ready to share them with the rest of the world. Together with my advisor, Michael Kemp, I wrote a paper reporting my results and submitted it to a scientific journal. However, when the journal (actually!) accepted my paper and I should have been jumping for joy, I... Read more . . .
William Yagatich • January 26, 2015
This past fall marks the first semester that I’ve begun to wholeheartedly flesh out a dissertation. Anyone who has gone through the process can tell you how arduous and difficult it can be to find a relevant topic. I set out to draw up a research plan that would help me answer the question, “How do different individuals and groups make sense of the environment and their place in it?” Read more . . .