Thursday, June 23, 2016

Shark Biomechanics
Sarah Hoffmann, Florida Atlantic University

Hi All,

I am a Ph.D. candidate at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) working on shark biomechanics. My field is a bit off the beaten path in terms of fisheries science, but I have been lucky enough to work with NMFS and FWC in collecting samples and getting myself out of the lab every so often!

Monday, June 6, 2016

PIT Tags and Passive Antenna Systems Part 2: Arctic Adaptability

Greg Hill, Florida International University

Hi Folks,
Last post I discussed the use of PIT tags and Passive antenna systems (PAS) in studying fish movement and fine scale habitat selection of Everglades sunfishes at an experimental facility.  In this post I’m going to talk about scaling up the application of PAS- at both spatial and latitudinal gradients.

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Science PhD Experience: My Life is a Series of Home Improvement Stores

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Note: The following content has been cross-posted from my personal science blog, Wanderlust.

Never when I signed up for this whole PhD "thing", did I think that further down along the line I would wander down the aisles of countless formless and faceless Home Depots and Lowes, familiarizing myself with PVC epoxies, pipe cutters, types of quick-pour concrete, and erratically color-coded lengths of rebar. While I am in the very last throes of the natural science component of my dissertation, for stretches within the last year, nary a week would pass without at least one, if not several, trips searching for the miscellanea one needs to make a bare-bones scientific project happen.