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November 19, 2019

Check out our newest paper in Ecology and Evolution!  We used field transplants followed by laboratory studies of stress response in Ellisolandia elongata, a tidepool-dwelling red alga found along the rocky shores of the UK.  To our surprise, individuals from diff...

November 11, 2019


Check out the new project website for the EDU-STEM network!  Led by Dr. Sehoya Cotner at the University of Minnesota, this website will be the hub for our activities and project participants on this new and exciti...

October 12, 2019

Starting this fall, Sophie will be the 3rd ever Norma J. Lang Early Career Fellow of the Phycological Society of America.  

 Above, Sophie McCoy with PSA President Kirsten Muller and Lang Committee Chair Patrick Martone at the June 2019 PSA Meeting in Hollywood Bea...

October 8, 2019

New paper out in Scientific ReportsConsumption of benthic cyanobacteria mats on a Caribbean coral reef, led by PhD students Ethan Cissell and Josh Manning.

FSU's press release written by Kathleen Haughney:

In response to local and global climate stressors, a type of br...

June 5, 2019

Sophie's interview with Ryan Dailey from WFSU aired today at lunchtime!  Check out new insights into seaweed's contribution to Blue Carbon storage from our latest paper in Ecological Monographs:


June 3, 2019

Josh and Ethan spoke last week to managers at STINAPA Bonaire about their ongoing research and preliminary results on the tropical reef communities of Bonaire.  STINAPA oversees all research done on Bonaire's beautiful reefs in addition to training programs through div...

May 23, 2019

Our new collaborative research shows, for the first time, the important role that the connectivity between macroalgae (seaweed) and the seabed plays in permanently removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This has crucial implications for efforts to reduce emission...

May 13, 2019

Check out our new paper in Ecology and Evolution this month!  This work was led by PhD student Regina Kolzenburg of the University of Portsmouth in the UK. 

Understanding the margin squeeze: Differentiation in fitness‐related traits between central and trailing edg...

May 13, 2019

So excited that grad student Ethan Cissell and former DIS undergraduate and tech Penelope Ales were both awarded the prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship this year!  A lot of hard work went into the applications and building ideas for research projects.  Ethan...

January 29, 2019

Sophie is very excited to become the new Chair of the Phycological Society of America's Student Grants Committee, after serving on the committee since 2014.  As a former Student Grant recipient, Sophie is pleased to give back to PSA through extending her service commit...

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