We’re continuing our Black in STEM series with Dr. Sophie George, professor at Georgia Southern University, who studies baby marine invertebrates and how they respond to changing ocean salinity.
Why so salty? Baby sea stars are good swimmers but their skills can change depending on ocean salinity. Learn more in today’s comic: salty sea stars
What’s all the buzz about? It’s our next Black in STEM series scientist Michelle Boone, PhD student at University of Minnesota, who studies the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (also the official state bee of Minnesota!). Learn more about the plight of the bumble bees in today’s comic: hive archive
We’re continuing our Black in STEM series with Dr. Jessica Ware, entomologist at the American Museum of Natural History who studies the evolution and ecology of dragonflies and other cool insects!
Do you like to travel? Sorry, but these dragonflies definitely have more wanderlust than you. Genetic analyses done by Dr. Ware and lab show that dragonflies of the species Pantala flavescens frequently travel extremely long distances such that there is only one single interconnected global population! Learn more in today’s comic: frequent fliers
We’re back and starting off our Black In STEM series strong with my good friend, fellow grad student and kick-ass oceanographer Isaiah Bolden!
Do you need to relax? Try taking some pointers from corals. Isaiah Bolden (graduate student, University of Washington School of Oceanography) studies how corals control the chemistry on coral reefs by collectively “inhaling” and “exhaling” as they photosynthesize and respire. Learn more in today’s comic: reef rhythm