January 29, 2019

The spat of funding continues for Josh and Ethan, who have both received funding from the Phycological Society of America Grants-in-Aid of Research for their upcoming research plans in Bonaire!  Congrats, guys!

January 16, 2019

Undergraduate researcher Marie De Jesus has been awarded the Generation Study Abroad Scholarship for STEM Students! The international programs Scholarship Committee felt that Maria's application showcased the qualities of a student who would most benefit from a semeste...

January 11, 2019

Josh and Ethan had great success with research grants this fall!  Both received the Loftin Endowment Award to fund their travel to Bonaire in summer 2018, and will be supported by the Mote Research Assistantship as a part of the William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Schol...

August 9, 2018

FSU Young Scholars Program students spent 6 weeks in our lab, exploring responses of Gulf coast seagrass to factors associated with climate change

Under the mentorship of Dr. Sophie McCoy and laboratory technician Penelope Ales, four high school students from vario...

July 22, 2018

Our new paper, "Coralline algal skeletal mineralogy affects grazer impacts," came out yesterday in Global Change Biology (McCoy & Kamenos 2018).  We found that weaker skeletal organization leads to deeper wounding by grazers. 

Read the paper, here: https://onlineli...

April 26, 2018

Ethan recently received a Mote Research Assistantship as a part of the William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar in Marine Biology Endowment to FSU  to work with endolithic bacterial communities in crustose coralline algae in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Over the...

April 12, 2018

Abigail recently received a National Geographic Early Career Grant to conduct research and outreach on the use of 3D technology in coral restoration. She plans to begin work Summer 2018, during her Smithsonian Fellowship out of the Smithsonian Marine Institute, in Fort...

January 15, 2018

In case you missed it, here's a link to hear Sophie discuss our recent paper in Global Change Biology on WFSU/NPR last Thursday:


January 8, 2018

 Our new paper is out in Global Change Biology!  We looked at mineral structure in the California mussel over 2500 years, and found a change only in mussels collected since 2010.  The change, summarized above, reveals smaller calcium carbonate crystals, the presence of...

December 18, 2017

 Anthony Sogluizzo has featured in the Wakulla News!  Way to go - first lab member to break into the local media.  

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