Congratulations to Onny Marwayana for finishing his M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA. Onny is returning to Indonesia to work for the Indonesian Institute of Marine Sciences (LIPI). Selamat pulang Onny!
Collaborators Paul Barber, Peggy Fong and Sennai Habtes were recently awarded a new grant from NSF for The Diversity Project. The grant , entitled “The Diversity Project-A Transformative Field Research Experience That Engages Students by Empowering Them to Conduct Original Marine Research,” will support running The Diversity Project for the next three years, and will also focus on studying the impact of student directed field research experiences on shaping student desires to pursue graduate school in the Geosciences.
Barber Lab members Erick Zerecero and Tyler Ely Awarded NSF GRFP Fellowship. Sam Degregori earns Honorable Mention. Impressive work all!
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.