Highlights from the Kroeker Lab!
WSN 2018: The Kroeker Lab was in Tacoma the 2nd weekend in November for the 2018 Western Society of Naturalists Meeting. Researchers and students who work in our lab presented 3 talks and 5 posters, and PhD student Sarah Lummis received an honorable mention for best talk in applied ecology!!
KQED: The lowly seagrass that could save your oysters from climate change (Lauren Sommer). Features interviews with Kristy and Terry Sawyer of Hog Island Oyster Company.
Science Notes: Untangling the Kelp Forest. This is a really fun story, full of images, interviews, and illustrations by Teresa Carey that highlights our work in kelp forests across North America.
KCAW radio: Visiting ecologist takes a dive in Sitka's kelp forests. Check out the morning interview with Kristy and Lauren Bell on this community radio station.
Santa Cruz Sentinel: West Coast scientists urge immediate action on ocean acidification. Check out the full story!
UCSC News Service: Kroeker wins Packard! Find the news story here.
NPR All Things Considered: Underwater meadows might serve as antacid for acid seas. Listen to Gretchen Hofmann and Kristy Kroeker discuss ongoing research on seagrass ecosytems and ocean acidification here.
Huffington Post: Duller, more lifeless oceans? No thanks. (8/7/13) Miyoko Sakashita, Oceans Director at Center for Biological Diversity, responds to our latest research from the CO2 vents that suggests ecosystems become more simplified with ocean acidification. Her blog post can be found here.
UC Davis News: Glimpse into the future of acidic oceans shows ecosystems transformed (8/8/13). Press release here.
Ensia: What does ocean acidification mean for marine life (2/11/13)? Elizabeth Grossman explores what scientists are learning about ocean acidification’s effects on key species and communities and highlights both the OMEGAS research on the West Coast of US, as well as my research at the vents - Feature article here.
Science: Researchers struggle to assess responses to ocean acidification (10/05/12). David Malakoff reports on the status of ocean acidification research in an effort to “build a better crystal ball” for acidification’s impacts. My research on the vents is highlighted as a potential method- Full story here.
Huffington Post: Climate change effect on marine life will leave winners and losers (10/03/12). Reporter Katharine Gammon highlights how crustaceans and algae thrive surrounding the carbon dioxide vents in my research - Full story here.
Stanford Report: Ocean acidification and interspecies competition could transform ecosystems, Stanford research shows (09/12/12). Hard shelled marine creatures that are threatened by the ocean’s ongoing acidification might also face pressure from other species - Full press release here.
Public Radio: KRBC story on ocean acidification and Kristy's research at the volcanic carbon dioxide vents - Story here.
SCRIPPS News: Comprehensive Study Makes Key Findings of Ocean pH Variations - Press release here.
Scientific American: Underwater Fissure Provides Window onto Ocean Acidification - News story here.
Seattle Times: Lab puts Puget Sound sea life to an acid test - News story here.