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Using Phytoplankton Communities to Track the Restoration of the Anacostia River

Samantha Gleich • February 26, 2019

I tend to think of phytoplankton as the “forests” of an aquatic environment. Much like trees in a terrestrial ecosystem, phytoplankton form the base of the aquatic food web and are critically important to the overall structure and function of an ecosystem.

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The Four Busiest Months of My Knauss Fellowship

Noelle Olsen • February 19, 2019

By the time the Knauss fellowship begins in early February, fellows are at various stages of their graduate career: Law students may have graduated but are awaiting their Bar exam results; a Ph.D.

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In Puerto Rico, A Bioluminescent Bay Blacks Out

Aixa Alemán-Díaz • February 18, 2019

Is bioluminescence good or bad? Or are we not sure? Who knows about bioluminescence and what do they know about it? What is the relationship between bioluminescence, people and society?

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The Oyster – And The Contaminants That Can Affect It – Is My World

Ethan Hain • December 17, 2018

I stumbled into my father’s rubber work boots as I peered out over the Chesapeake Bay in the cold November morning.  His advice echoed through my ears, “If you’re early, you’re on time. If you’re on time, you’re late. If you’re late, you’re …” I’ve always found myself following his adage to a tee, which means I’d arrived at the Deal Island marina an hour before anyone else.

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Watching the Forecasts to Measure the Storms: A white-water kayaker turned ecologist changes direction

Joel Bostic • November 6, 2018

Moving water has always captivated my attention. It started with the ocean: waves pulsing towards shore and breaking, offering endless intrigue. Rivers came next, especially swollen ones after heavy rains. 

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