Hi, Hoi (Swiss), und Hallo (German)! This is me (not the one with the whiskers….)
I graduated with my B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Rice University and my M.S. in Marine Biology from Texas A&M University at Galveston. My stint as a M.S. student made it difficult for me to keep my blog updated, but I will try to publish posts at least once a week from now on. My theses have focused on predator-prey dynamics in zooplankton and the sensory biology/innervation of pinniped vibrissae (whiskers). If you want to check out my M.S. research, you can follow this link: Follicle Microstructure and Innervation Vary between Pinniped Micro- and Macrovibrissae. I am currently a researcher at the Marine Science Center in Rostock, Germany. As a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) 10-month research grant recipient, I conduct research on the sensitivities of seal whiskers and enjoy the struggles of becoming bilingual. Most of my experience and interest in biology comes from having worked as a marine animal rehabilitation intern, a sea turtle nesting monitor, an avian point count technician, and an anatomy & physiology teaching assistant. My blog is basically links that I find helpful/fun and my own musings on articles that I find interesting. Hopefully, you enjoy it, find it semi-helpful, and it introduces you to new things. Thanks for stopping by!