On August 28, 2017, three PhD students from the RC Lab (Mark Morales, Roy Qi and Rachel Zuercher) visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium to teach staff about the ecology of kelp forest rockfishes. The presentation focused on a more holistic perspective of rockfishes rather than a fact dump. Three themes […]
RC Lab PhD Candidate Kat Beheshti recently published a blog post in the Elkhorn Slough Volunteer Newsletter. Check it out here!
Together with the Lubchenco/Menge Lab of Oregon State University, we just published a BioScience paper on the importance of long-term ecological research for both advancing the field of ecology and informing policy. You can access the paper here, and check out our press release for more information: http://news.ucsc.edu/2017/03/long-term-studies.html
Another RC grad leaving the lab for bigger and better things. Congrats Dr. STD!
Mass mortalities of sea stars from Sea Star Wasting Syndrome have resulted in major reductions of the ochre star Pisaster ochraceus, a keystone predator. Monica investigates what happens to the intertidal community this sea star is not present to eat mussels, its favored prey. https://www.hakaimagazine.com/video/no-sea-stars-mussel-beach
The RC Lab’s famous kelp forest made another appearance! This time at Mar Vista Elementary School. The kelp forest (which we pair with underwater video of actual monitoring transects) gives the students an idea of what marine surveys actually entail. In the lesson we’ve developed over the last several years, […]