Research Troubles

Unfortunately, my first experience with research has been less than stellar so far.  I have discovered that most of the time, researchers are just guessing and hoping that something works.  My trial-and-error approach to my work has left me with more knowledge about how not to extract DNA from fecal samples than any person will […]

Studying the Dietary Habits of the Endangered Red Knot

This summer I will be working on a project concerning the decline in populations of the red knot, a shorebird, along the US East Coast.  The overarching goal of the project is to create better conservation initiatives to save the birds, which are on the list of threatened and endangered wildlife.  I will be doing […]