Settling on Salps and Circumpolar Deep Water


My first challenge was to define a reasonable question that I could begin to answer in only a month and a half. There are numerous, diverse groups of animals drifting in the Southern Ocean, ranging from the herbivorous copepods to voracious predators such as arrow worms. Additionally, understanding the physics of the ocean was not […]

Abstract: Zooplankton and Western Antarctic Peninsula Water Masses

The Antarctica Peninsula can be seen at the southern end of the map

Thanks for stopping by my blog! To begin, I have some explaining to do, because the timing of my project is a little unusual. While most Monroe scholars are currently taking spring classes and getting ready to carry out their research in the summer months, I am working on mine right now. On December 26th […]

Zooplankton Modeling: Final Thoughts


I have finally finished my research, though the summer definitely went by way too fast. Last week Kate, the biology researcher on this project, and I worked together for the first time all summer to put her biologically realistic parameters into my mathematical model. We also compared the newly updated model with actual data from […]