California Failing: Why it is important to embrace failure in your research

Hello from sunny La Jolla, California. I am out here working on my dissertation research from my committee member’s lab, the Antarctic Ecosystem and Research Division of NOAA’s Antarctic Marine Living Resource group. Dr. de Mutsert asked me to write a blog while I was out here, and I honestly had no idea what to … More California Failing: Why it is important to embrace failure in your research

We have a winner!

    Adrian Dahood, a PhD Candidate, in the  De Mutsert Fish Ecology Lab, won the 2016 Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) Fieldwork Photo Competition.  In addition to bragging rights, Adrian won a travel grant to a polar conference of her choosing.  There were 57 entries in the competition and the general public … More We have a winner!

The Importance of Attending Scientific Conferences: A Grad Student’s Perspective

BY: CJ Carroll Schlick As the past student representative for the Atlantic Estuarine Research Society and student member to several other organizations, I think it is extremely important for both undergraduate and graduate students to attend local and national conferences. I have participated in about 6 national and 10 regional conferences during my time as … More The Importance of Attending Scientific Conferences: A Grad Student’s Perspective

A Game of I Spy: Ichthyoplankton Use and Identification in Ecological Research

By Amanda Sills As a recent graduate working in the de Mutsert Fish Ecology Lab, one of my primary responsibilities has been sorting and identifying ichthyoplankton samples collected as part of long-term monitoring studies in tributaries of the tidal freshwater Potomac River.  A large portion of my master’s thesis was devoted to developing an identification … More A Game of I Spy: Ichthyoplankton Use and Identification in Ecological Research