• Wednesday, April 6, 2011

    CNN recently featured a global scientific field study from the journal PlosBiology suggesting that the most diverse coral reef fish systems are the most impaired by human populations. MCR data was used in the analysis. Additionally, National Geographic interviewed MCR deputy director Andrew Brooks and lead principal investigator Russell Schmitt in an article discussing research applications of the Moorea BIOCODE project.

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2011

    Washington Accelerated Elementary School fourth graders made the trip on March 30th from Pasadena, CA to the REEF at UCSB in collaboration with the Moorea Coral Reef LTER. The fourth graders enjoyed research presentations by MCR LTER gradute students Shirley Han, Emily Rivest and Sammy Davis. They also participated in hands on activities at the REEF touch tanks and at Campus Point beach. This field trip presents a hands-on conclusion to their life science unit. For more information about visiting the REEF, click here.

  • Friday, February 4, 2011

    Graduate student representatives from the 3 California LTER sites: Moorea Coral Reef, California Current Ecosystem, and Santa Barbara Coastal have organized a Graduate Student Symposium to promote collaboration among sites. The symposium will take place at UCSB's Marine Science Institute. Students will present their work in talks and posters.

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2010

    On November 8-9, 2010, 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 time-series and process studies. (See the group picture.) Lead field technician Keith Seydel showed how the MCR LTER project leads in SCUBA diving statistics in this presentation.