The Manzanar Project and the World’s Most Unlikely Mangroves
How do we science? / The HumanitSEAS

The Manzanar Project and the World’s Most Unlikely Mangroves

As anyone who’s tried to keep a fickle houseplant alive knows, plant cultivation is not easy.  While Matt Damon is growing potatoes on Mars, most of us are struggling to figure out why our bromeliads are drooping despite our unfettered attentions.  Now imagine growing those plants in slightly less hospitable conditions- say, a few days … Continue reading

Fathoms Below the C
Guest Posts / How do we science? / Scientists in Action!

Fathoms Below the C

Science job perk #4182: scuba diving at work.  In today’s adventure, guest blogger Larisa Bennett takes the plunge into scientific diving at the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences.  Read more about her semester with the Institute for the Environment’s Field Site program in her first two posts! We sleepily loaded our gear onto the R/V … Continue reading

Two Years of UNdertheC!
How do we science? / Science and Communication

Two Years of UNdertheC!

It’s UNdertheC’s second birthday!!  Two years ago, we made our Internet debut with this post about open-access publishing, and it’s been quite the adventure in science communication ever since!  We’d like to thank our loyal readers, from our grandparents to UNC folks to strangers who found us through Google.  With over 22,500 unique visitors to … Continue reading

Don’t Krill My Vibe: A Tri-Trophic Mutualism in the Southern Ocean
Guest Posts / Marine Life

Don’t Krill My Vibe: A Tri-Trophic Mutualism in the Southern Ocean

This guest post was written by Julie Geyer.  Julie is a research technician in Joel Fodrie’s lab at the UNC Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences, where her work focuses on the ecology of seagrass beds. She graduated from Cornell University in 2014, where she worked in both Nelson Hairston’s lab, as well as in … Continue reading