Do corals have the genetic ammunition for climate change?
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Do corals have the genetic ammunition for climate change?

Guest post by Sarah W. Davies Ph.D. In 2012 I spent a month on Orpheus Island on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in Australia. It was here that my Ph.D. advisor Mikhail V. Matz, Line Bay from the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS), and myself embarked on a research project that would end up … Continue reading

A Defense of the Thesis Defense: Kelsey’s Diatoms
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A Defense of the Thesis Defense: Kelsey’s Diatoms

Last Wednesday, our very own Kelsey Ellis defended her Master’s Thesis in front of a crowd of thousands of people. Just kidding, there weren’t quite that many people, but I’m sure it feels like that to a nervous student on the brink of one of the most stressful times of their graduate career. A ‘defense’ … Continue reading

What I did this summer: how corals can teach us about climate (Castillo Lab Field Work 2015)
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What I did this summer: how corals can teach us about climate (Castillo Lab Field Work 2015)

As those of you who follow myself (@jbaumann3), the blog (@underthecblog), or my lab (@castillocorals) on social media may know, our lab has spent the better part of our summer in field collecting coral cores. The coral cores in the image above were extracted from various reefs across the Florida Keys. Before I tell you … Continue reading

Greetings from Lake Taihu!
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Greetings from Lake Taihu!

Today’s blog post was written by Alex Hounshell, one of our regular bloggers.  Since Alex is abroad with limited internet access, her post is being published by our general UNdertheC account. Last blog post I wrote about the logistics (and my reservations) about conducting scientific research abroad. Today, I write from abroad. From Taihu, China … Continue reading

Scientist of the Month – Dr. Sarah Davies
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Scientist of the Month – Dr. Sarah Davies

This week we’re reviving our Scientist of the Month feature with an interview with Dr. Sarah Davies, a postdoctoral researcher in Karl Castillo’s coral reef ecophysiology lab. Davies studies how corals and their algal symbionts alter the expression of their genes in response to ocean warming and acidification. To learn more about her research, check out … Continue reading

An ode to the ‘Shark Lady’
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An ode to the ‘Shark Lady’

I realize the internet is awash with memories of the great Dr. Eugenie Clark and we here at UNdertheC Blog have spent a wonderful amount of time recently on awesome women in the marine and environmental sciences (see here and here), but I think we would be remiss if we didn’t add our own take … Continue reading

The struggle life of a physicist in a chemical oceanography course
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The struggle life of a physicist in a chemical oceanography course

This post might be aiming for a bit of a niche market out there, but I’m going for it. As a graduate student in the Department of Marine Sciences at UNC-Chapel Hill, we have to take four core marine science courses: Marine Geology, Biological Oceanography, Chemical Oceanography, and Physical Oceanography (THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS). … Continue reading