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Field day on Maui

Last Saturday, Shaunna and I went to Maui for the day to collect Cladophora specimens. It might seem crazy to go to Maui just for the day, but when you’re only about a half-hour plane ride away, and you need to keep your specimens alive for experiments, a day tip (and a long one at […]

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Cladophora in Maunalua Bay

I returned to Hawaii this past Thursday – the breezy trade winds were a welcome relief from the scorching temperatures of the east coast! Who knew you’d have to go to the tropics for a break from the heat?   Shaunna has been working very hard while I was gone for my meetings on the […]

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Week 3 and 4: hunt for marine Cladophora

As Shaunna mentioned in our last blog post, I had to head back to the mainland for a while, first for a teaching workshop and then for the annual meeting of the Phycological Society of America (PSA). This is a great meeting for learning about the latest in algae research (phycology = the study of […]

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week 2: experimental set up!

This past week Shaunna and I spent a lot of time setting up out first experiment to test the salinity tolerance of Cladophora sp…this is much easier said than done! Science involves a lot of tinkering sometimes. Shaunna writes more about it in this week’s blog post: I am nearing the end of my second […]

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First week of research

This blog post is courtesy of Shaunna… We are halfway through my first week here in Hawaii and it is such a beautiful place to be. I can’t say that it is the typical island scenery that one would think; where everyone lays on the beach drinking piña coladas, but it certainly does have that […]

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Lanikai

Shaunna won’t be here until later in the week, so our project will get into full swing next week. I’ll write more about our research then… In the meantime, it’s a long weekend and I’m in Hawaii so that means it’s time to go to the beach. Today we went to my favorite on Oahu […]

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Arrival in Hawaii

Aloha! After a busy year as a new UNH faculty member, I’m back in Hawaii! I lived here for 2 years before coming out to New Haven, working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Botany Department at the University of Hawaii. I worked in the laboratory of Dr. Alison Sherwood on an NSF-funded project aimed […]

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