Welcome to Ryan Eckert, who joined the lab as a Masters student in January 2017. He comes to FAU Harbor Branch from NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, a frequent and ongoing research site for the Voss Lab. As a participant on several previous Voss Lab cruises to the Flower Gardens, Ryan brings years of diving and field experience and is excited to start a thesis involving coral molecular ecology.
This week, Masters Candidates Danielle Dodge and Alycia Shatters presented at a marine science lecture series sponsored by COSEE Florida at the Smithsonian Exhibit of the St. Lucie County Aquarium. As the first seminar in the series, the two described the monitoring tools and techniques used to investigate impacts of estuarine discharge within the St. Lucie watershed on nearby coral reef ecosystems at St. Lucie Reef.
To learn more about the ongoing seminar series and to check the event calendar, visit the Smithsonian's website here.