Our lab, and other ECU Biology labs, were well represented at the CERF meeting this month, and Becca and Chris even won prizes (Chris for best haiku... see below). Chris spoke about his ongoing work on parasites, salinity gradients, and gobies. Becca discussed resolving the mystery of parasites infecting native and non-native crab hosts. Tim spoke about his master's thesis work at University of Washington on restoration's impact on biota in the Pacific northwest. And I spoke about resolving the invasion history of one of our most common intertidal crabs, Hemigrapsus sanguineus.
It was a nice week in Providence, RI (even had to break out the winter coats!) and a great chance to catch up with people and meet new people. Looking forward to the next one!
Chris' winning parasite-themed haiku:
said the parasite to its host:
"Oh, but I encyst!"