Ecological monitoring and research project at marine corps base concludes after 10 years
and Climate / Conference Rundowns / Marine Preservation

Ecological monitoring and research project at marine corps base concludes after 10 years

Funding for scientific research can come from all sorts of seemingly unlikely sources. Recently, a ten-year ecological research and monitoring program funded by the US Department of Defense (DoD) came to a close. I was lucky enough to attend the final symposium where researchers from across the East Coast presented their findings. When I first … Continue reading

The Superficial Guide to Your First Conference
Conference Rundowns / Science and Communication

The Superficial Guide to Your First Conference

Before attending your first scientific conference, you’ll get a lot of feedback.  Most of that commentary is about science, fittingly enough.  “Be prepared to see at least 17 big wigs in your audience,” your advisor warns.  “That graph is kinda nonsense,” your grad student practice audience frowns.  “Will green and blue make it tough for … Continue reading

Top 5 Things I Learned at the 2015 State Energy Conference
Conference Rundowns / Energy / News

Top 5 Things I Learned at the 2015 State Energy Conference

This past week, I attended the State Energy Conference in Raleigh, NC. Not your typical scientific conference, but I would suggest looking for more of these types of events to all graduate students. Look for something that’s related to your field but is not catered solely to the academic community. It will really broaden your … Continue reading

Is the “Ivory Tower” Actually a Barrier Against Conservation?
Conference Rundowns / Marine Preservation / Science and Communication

Is the “Ivory Tower” Actually a Barrier Against Conservation?

I recently returned from the 2014 International Marine Conservation Congress (in Scotland, which was pretty awesome) where I heard some great marine conservation presentations and met many interesting marine scientists/conservationists. Above all, I was inspired by the themes that were repeated throughout the week, calling on us as scientists to make marine science matter.   … Continue reading