Following publication of Zack’s senior thesis on coral response to elevated water temperatures, the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability features Zack’s work. Read more about it HERE
On January 19th, 2018, Rita Rachmawati filed her PhD thesis on “Differential Responses of Coral-Associated Microbiomes to Elevated Temperatures Across the Indonesian Archipelago at Species, Local and Regional Scales” . Dr. Rachmawati will now return to Indonesia to continue her work with the Department of Fisheries. Congratulations Rita!
National Geographic features Zack Gold’s research on using eDNA to monitor marine protected areas in their Learning Panorama platform for school kids. The story will be available in both English and Spanish.
Another year, another group of amazing students. The Diversity Project spend 6 weeks in Mo’orea again doing marine ecology research.
Paul and 12 alumni from The Diversity Project attended the 2017 ASLO conference in Honolulu Hawaii. Students presented their work at the Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology as well as ASLO. These are the leaders of the future. Keep it up!
The Barber lab publishes the results of a seafood fraud study, conducted over 4 years as part of the Intro to Marine Science (EEB109) course. News coverage of this Conservation Biology paper goes global. Click on links below for a sample.
Diversity Project alumnus, Sam Degregori, joined the lab to pursue his PhD. He is joined by Indonesian Biodiversity Research Center alumnus, Onny Marwayana, who received a PRESTASI Fellowship to pursue his Masters degree at UCLA. Welcome Sam and Onny!
In June the Barber lab and Fong lab left for another summer of The Diversity Project. We have 9 amazing students this year and look forward to all of their successes. Learn more about The Diversity Project at: https://tdp.eeb.ucla.edu
Allison Fritts-Penniman completes her PhD focused on the evolution of Phestilla nudibranchs and is awarded NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Allison!