Final Reflection: Resilient Islands Project in the Dominican Republic


While working with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) this summer, I focused on three research questions. In my final post, I would like to revisit my research questions and summarize what I have learned during the past several months. 1)  What techniques are used for assessing a community’s vulnerability to climate change? I learned several different techniques […]

Update 3: Fieldwork Week 2 in the Dominican Republic


In my last blog post, I discussed my first week of field work in the Dominican Republic, which was spent evaluating coral cover using aerial and aquatic drones. In this post, I will discuss my second week of field work and what I have been working on since then. The second week of field work in […]

Update 2: Week 1 of Fieldwork in the Dominican Republic

Over the past week and a half I traveled to the Dominican Republic with Dr. Steven Schill, lead scientist of the Caribbean division of The Nature Conservancy, and Dr. George Raber  a volunteer with the Nature Conservancy and a geography professor at the University of Southern Mississippi. The first several days of fieldwork were focused […]