Giant kelp, the seaweed that forms underwater "forests," is a morphological mystery. This single species exists in two distinct forms with almost no geographical overlap. What makes the kelp look different in different places? Is it the environment? Genetics? Or both?
Headed by Dr. Pete Raimondi and Dr. Mark Carr, the RC Lab studies a diverse array of ecosystems and organisms within the realm of coastal marine and freshwater ecology and evolutionary biology. See what other students in our lab are up to!
Numerous research centers and organizations have enabled me to explore nature in a variety of ecosystems, gain invaluable field and laboratory experiences, and grow as a scientist. I encourage undergraduates interested in research to peruse these helpful resources.