Help crowdfund shark research: will the weasel shark disappear before we know it?

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJune 24, 2016 • 2~3 min read • 0

Manuel Dureuil is a Ph.D. candidate whose research focuses on the conservation ecology of sharks. He did both, his Bachelor and Master thesis, in the field of shark conservation at the University of Marburg and Kiel in Germany. His main interest are spatial ecology and data-limited assessment approaches to form a scientific basis for a […]

Help crowdfund shark research: Jaws, lost sharks, and the legacy of Peter Benchley

marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJune 22, 2016 • 2~4 min read • 0

David Ebert has been researching sharks and their relatives (the rays, skates, and ghost sharks) around the world for more than three decades focusing his research on the biology, ecology and systematics of this enigmatic fish group. His current research efforts are focused on finding, documenting, and bring awareness to the world’s “lost sharks”. If […]

Help crowdfund shark research: bycatch reduction with the loopy leader

fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksJune 15, 2016 • 2~2 min read • 0

Dr. Glenn R. Parsons is a 30 year veteran in the battle against University Administrators, bean-counting bureaucrats, and disinterested students (i.e. he is a Professor at Ole Miss). In his spare time he conducts research work on fish physiology and ecology and has published many papers on shark biology, primarily Gulf of Mexico species. He […]

Help crowdfund shark research! Always chew your food – how freshwater stingrays gnaw on prey.

Natural Science, ScienceJune 14, 2016 • 2~2 min read • 0

Matt Kolmann is a PhD candidate whose research program is at the interface of evolution, comparative anatomy, and biomechanics. He completed his Master’s degree at Florida State University with Dr. Dean Grubbs on the feeding biomechanics and fisheries ecology of cownose rays, a purported pest on commercial shellfish. During this process he developed a love […]

Help crowdfund shark research: Quick(silver?) stingrays

marine science, Natural Science, ScienceJune 10, 2016 • 2~2 min read • 0

Kady Lyons is a Ph.D. candidate whose research focuses on the intersection of physiology, ecology and toxicology.  Her Master’s at Cal State Long Beach with Dr. Chris Lowe got her involved in elasmobranch toxicology.  She is interested in how elasmobranchs respond to anthropogenic contaminants and how contaminants can be used as another tool to study […]

Introducing Field School: A Resource for Marine Science Research and Education

Citizen Science, Conservation, Education, fisheries, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksMay 9, 2016 • 2~4 min read

Julia Wester  is the Director of Program Development for Field School. She received her PhD from the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami in 2016. Her dissertation studied the psychology of decision making about the environment, specifically with regard to limited water resources. She also received a Msc with Distinction […]

Big ideas and little robots: Using the OpenROV in interdisciplinary STEM projects

A Renewed Sense of Wonder, Citizen Science, Conservation, Education, Natural Science, ScienceMay 4, 2016 • 2~4 min read

Joey Maier is a biology professor at Polk State College where he uses every possible opportunity to encourage his students to spend time in the water, play with technology, and do #CitizenScience. As an undergraduate, he did a stint as an intern for Mark Xitco and John Gory during their dolphin language experiments.  He then spent the […]

Shark MOOC: There’s a big shark party, and you’re invited!

Education, marine science, Natural Science, Science, sharksFebruary 26, 2016 • 1~2 min read

William E Bemis is Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell and lead faculty member for the edX MOOC Sharks! Global Biodiversity, Biology, and Conservation. He studied at Cornell University, the University of Michigan, the University of California Berkeley, and the University of Chicago before serving 20 years as Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. From 2005 to 2013, he served as […]

Making your scientific outreach go further

UncategorizedFebruary 3, 2016 • 2~4 min read

Catherine Macdonald is the Executive Director of Field School, an interdisciplinary field science training program. She is also a fifth year PhD student at the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami, and the Intern Coordinator for the Shark Research and Conservation Program (SRC). Like a lot of the scientists I […]

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