Washington Accelerated Elementary School fourth and fifth graders made the trip on February 17th from Pasadena, CA to the REEF at UCSB in collaboration with the Moorea Coral Reef LTER. The 700 gallon Research Tank at the REEF features a new Coral Reef Exhibit, which acts as a platform to discuss coral reef research and compare coral reef ecosystems to the Californian rocky reefs studied by the Santa Barbara Coastal LTER. Fourth graders at Washington Accelerated learn about coral reefs in the classroom through food web and ecosystem curriculum developed by MCR LTER Education and Outreach staff.
- Tuesday, February 17, 2009
- Wednesday, November 19, 2008
On November 18-19, 2008, the MCR LTER site held its annual two day investigator meeting. MCR LTER Principal and Associate investigators, postdoctoral scholars, graduate students and technicians met to discuss results of monitoring and process studies and to plan upcoming research efforts. Highlights of the meeting included poster presentations by graduate students and postdocs and a lesson plan writing seminar for interested graduate students. To see the group picture, click here.
- Thursday, January 31, 2008
The G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award has been presented annually since 1982 to recognize excellence in any aspect of limnology or oceanography. The award is intended to symbolize the quality and innovations toward which the society strives and to remind its members of these goals. Dr. Alldredge was recognized as a scientist who had made considerable contributions to knowledge, and whose future work promised a continuing legacy of scientific excellence. She will receive her award at the annual ASLO (Advancing the Science of Limnology and Oceanograhy) meeting in June of 2008 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.
- Friday, December 7, 2007
MCR LTER Investigators Sally Holbrook, Russell Schmitt and Andrew Brooks attended the third meeting of the International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Technology held November 3-6, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. The event, which was run under the umbrella of the ARC Research Network on Sensor Networks, focused on both theory and application of intelligent sensors and smart systems. Sally Holbrook gave a keynote talk addressing the ways that technology development can better meet the logistical and scientific needs of environmental scientists working in marine ecosystems.