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UnderTheC’s Recommended Book List
For Fun / Marine Preservation / Science / Science and Communication

UnderTheC’s Recommended Book List

The winter holiday season is quickly approaching, which if you’re lucky means some extra free time away from work or school. Here at UnderTheC, we have compiled a recommend reading list of some of our favorite science related books to keep you occupied and entertained!   Sex, Drugs, and Sea Slime by Ellen Prager (Justin) NPR article … Continue reading

When Animals Take Over (Restoration Projects)
Marine Preservation / How do we science?

When Animals Take Over (Restoration Projects)

Most productivity gurus say that when you hit a wall, you should switch tasks.  This is how I ended up reading a paper about beavers who managed to hijack a wetland restoration for their benefit.  So congratulations!  You’re in the right place to learn some fancy philosophy terms and think about wetlands from a whooole … Continue reading

Beating the Grad School Blues
For Fun / Funsies / How do we science? / Science and Communication

Beating the Grad School Blues

I am a second year Ph.D. student in the Ecology program at UNC-Chapel Hill. This semester, I have been teaching, taking classes, mentoring, and also working on my first manuscript from my current research. Exciting, right? Well, not exactly. It is stressful and sometimes just hard to keep up with everything. At times, it is … Continue reading

How to support positive action on climate change in Trump’s America
Energy, News, and Climate / Marine Preservation / News / Policy / Science / Science and Communication / Scientists in Action!

How to support positive action on climate change in Trump’s America

Ever wonder what our most popular post of all time is here at UNdertheC? It’s this piece which is essentially a doom and gloom piece I wrote about what would happen to the world if the oceans “died.” In other words, this is what will happen if we do not change our ways, culture, decisions, … Continue reading

Teach Yourself R Without Losing Your Mind
How do we science?

Teach Yourself R Without Losing Your Mind

Congratulations, you’ve decided to learn R!  This programming language will streamline data analysis, facilitate statistics, and drive you insane!  And if you’re reading this, you’ve probably decided to go next-level-nutjob and teach yourself R.  Although no blog post can take away all the pain this will entail, I’m hoping to make your experience slightly less … Continue reading

Move over corals, phytoplankton are also impacted by climate change
and Climate / Marine Life / Science

Move over corals, phytoplankton are also impacted by climate change

When most people think about the impacts of climate change on the world’s oceans, they’re first thoughts are things like ‘corals’ and ‘ocean acidification’. And while these are both excellent examples of how climate change affects the oceans, they’re not the only ones. Science magazine recently published a great article by Hunter-Cevera et al., 2016 … Continue reading