Tim Lee is featured in the AERS newsletter (July 2018 edition) after his winning poster presentation at the April AERS meeting
Above is a screenshot of the newsletter with the information on Tim. You can find the whole newsletter at: https://aers.info/Newsletters. Congrats to Tim!
On Halloween (10/31), I was invited to give a talk at the NC Museum of Natural History for their #LunchTimeDiscovery series. My talk was aptly titled, "Invasion of the body snatchers: parasites that create zombies." It was a fun venue to talk about all the amazing things that parasites do from a biological, ecological, and evolutionary perspective! With a couple very cool videos in there too. The talk was recorded and if interested, you can watch it here: livestream.com/naturalsciences/dailyplanet/videos/182854188
Below are some images during the talk that were live Tweeted during my talk by @NorthCarolinaEE.
I was thrilled to be part of the 2018 ICMB-X (International Conference on Marine Bioinvasions, #10) conference this October 16-18. I also co-led a special session on Evolutionary Biology of Marine Invasions. It was a fantastic conference, with excellent talks, conversations, and excursions to the Patagonia coast. I even was able to travel all the way down to the bottom of the world ("Fin del mundo") to see Ushuia, the Beagle Channel, Tierra del Fuego, and penguins! Becca also attended and presented on her research at ECU. Overall, it was an incredible experience. :) :) :)
Tim Lee, Kyle Swanson, and Dawson Wright represented our lab and assisted at "BugFest" this year, providing education and outreach on cool crustaceans, and the work we are doing on them in our lab. Great event! See pictures below.
This past weekend (October 6), we once again set out for the Pamlico and Neuse rivers to sample for zombie crabs (and other biotic and abiotic measures). As we had expected, the hurricane thwarted some of our efforts... a few lost crab condos and sites we could not access, but for the most part, we were lucky. We can also explore how the hurricane influences our trends. Pictures below! Thanks to Jessica Wells who accompanied us on the Pamlico portion and took these great shots! :)
I was invited to give a talk about a Community Collaborative Research Grant I received through NC Sea Grant in 2017, for the NCSG federal site visit. In addition, my PhD student Chris presented a poster for the event based on his NCSG/NERR graduate fellowship. It was a great opportunity to highlight how important NCSG has been in supporting our lab projects!
Over the weekend of September 28th, I met up with collaborators -- Dr. Amy Fowler and Dr. Stacy Krueger -- to sample the eastern shore of Virginia and Maryland for various critters, along with my PhD student, Tim Lee. It was a beautiful and productive weekend. Below are some pictures.
Discovered an article about the Estuarium exhibit that I missed when it came out (from November 2017)!
The article can be found here: https://www.thewashingtondailynews.com/2017/11/09/nc-estuarium-offers-new-kind-of-invasion/
I was asked to write a short blurb about my experiences at Shoals Marine Lab in the September 2018 Shoals newsletter -- about the many years I have been returning to the lab, starting when I was in high school! It's a truly amazing and unique place.
The short article is entitled: "There and Back Again: A Shoals Tale"