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Mark Ciesielski

Bringing Bivalves Back

Oysters have been dying off for the last century, and PhD candidate Mark Ciesielski wants...
Rick Luettich

The Coastal Engineer

Since 1987, Rick Luettich has been building systems to protect the coast from environmental hazards...
Liah McPherson

Capturing the Lives of Sea Creatures

Liah McPherson records the lives of dolphins and whales — from Hawaiʻi to Antarctica...
Jared Richards holds a specimen in the paleontology collection at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology

Bewitched by Invertebrates

Jared Richards studies bizarre and beautiful sea creatures over 480 million years old...
Brain Coffey

Thirst for the Search

How Brian Coffey’s love for hunting objects unearthed a dinosaur in Durham and led him...
Stephanie Caddell

Stephanie Caddell

Stephanie Caddell is a sophomore studying environmental science in the Department of Earth, Marine, and...
a blue-footed booby

Galápagos: A Gateway for Global Research

For more than 10 years, the UNC Center for Galápagos Studies has been a hub...
Emily Harmon holds a net under a dock at Jordan Lake

Disassembling Evolution’s Engine

When a research project centered on evolution within spadefoot toads fell through, Emily Harmon shifted...
Brian Lerch

The Smorgasbord Scientist

Why do some organisms live in groups? What influences their cooperation with one another? How...