Chelsea was down on Dauphin Island this week collecting data on ghost crab morphological and stress hormone responses to human impacts on beach communities. Aaron was also running around collecting casts of ghost crab burrows to look at changes in burrowing behavior with human impacts. This project was span beach communities across the northern Gulf of Mexico this summer and is being conducted in collaboration with Jonathan Perez's lab!
It's been a great week in the FUNGGii lab, both Emily & Getty's MS Theses were approved by the Graduate School at South, marking the end of two incredible MS adventures! I am so excited to see their next steps!
New NutNet paper out in which we explore spatial and temporal variation in plant composition across 60 NutNet sites worldwide! Link is here.
New Paper lead by Post-doctoral researcher Abby Beatty on Instructor perceptions of discussing controversial topics in undergraduate biology! Link is here.
Getty successfully defended her MS thesis today! She gave an awesome talk exploring how multiple disturbance drivers impact plant understories in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta!
Department of Biology - University of South Alabama