November’s Monthly Mentions

1) SCIFUND SUCCESS CONTINUES Thanks to the generosity of 13 fuelers, I’ve reached 17% of my $5,000 research target.  The good news is that (1) this has already reached an important threshold that allows me to travel and conduct experiments, (2) there are still 26 days to go and (3) there are still 26 daysContinue reading “November’s Monthly Mentions”

9% FUELED!!! Arigato! Gracias! Mahalo! Danke! Grazie! Merci!

The #SciFund challenge is proving to be a whopping success.  With 50 participating researchers from 40 different universities from nearly every continent, it raised $14,ooo in only 2 days!  You, our fans, have been a huge part of its success.  Thank you so much for supporting your students & researchers. Okay, so what about YOURContinue reading “9% FUELED!!! Arigato! Gracias! Mahalo! Danke! Grazie! Merci!”

Levi has joined the #SciFund Challenge!

Please Support My Research! Support Levi’s Research on “Saving Hawaii’s Coral Reefs!” Please visit Levi’s SciFund proposal, “Saving Hawaii’s Coral Reefs,” and if inspired, you can donate a little or a lot to: (1) support his PhD research (2) help save Hawaii’s reefs and (3) receive a number of cool prizes in return. Thanks for yourContinue reading “Levi has joined the #SciFund Challenge!”

Be the Dory & put your money where your reef is.

I have a lot going on right now:  moving back into my apartment, preparing for the “SciFund Challenge“, preparing for a lab meeting presentation, writing an Ecology paper, meeting & training new interns, preparing receipts for fieldwork reimbursements, preparing a presentation for a science conference, adjusting to some big life changes.  Mostly all good things. Continue reading “Be the Dory & put your money where your reef is.”

It’s worth it…right?

I think I’ve thrown myself a curve ball.  After being away from loved ones for 4 months, through continuous & unavoidable stress & turmoil, and being instantly reimmersed into an olympic-sized pool of demands and deadlines; I find myself numb.  Having lost my health, my smile, and a critical piece of my life; I sitContinue reading “It’s worth it…right?”

An Academic Place in Time and Space

Over the last couple years, marine scientists have had an opportunity to construct academic family trees courtesy a portal provided by members of the Western Society of Naturalists (click here or below to see my tree).  While navigating gradschool, a pedigree is often the last of a student’s concerns; however, in retrospect, perhaps it shouldContinue reading “An Academic Place in Time and Space”

Convinced to Blog by a Roaming Frog

A frogfish visited me yesterday while I was working.  Strangest thing–it seemed like a sign.  All summer I’ve been uploading a hoard of unnamed anonymous pix to Facebook for friends to see.  Then this big boy shows up, hanging out bright yellow in the middle of a sand patch, nowhere near the lobe coral withContinue reading “Convinced to Blog by a Roaming Frog”