The Lynch Lab celebrated the new academic year, and the addition of Noah Strycker and Michael Wethington to the lab, with the 6th annual Lynch Lab mini golf invitational. With returning champion Casey Youngflesh having graduated, the title went back to (Lynch’s husband) Matt Eisaman.
Congratulations to Dr. Casey Youngflesh, Dr. Catherine Foley, and Dr. Maureen Lynch, who graduated with their Ph.D.s from the Department of Ecology & Evolution a few weeks ago. All of them did an outstanding job with their dissertations and are now busy bees in their new jobs. We will miss you guys!
Congratulations to former high school lab member Reid Biondo, who is heading to the University of Virginia this fall.
Heather Lynch and Casey Youngflesh, along with collaborator Mike Polito from LSU, reported on their latest research in a “Penguins! From Space” press conference at AGU.
1st SCAR Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Horizon Scan releases its list of “Six Priorities for Antarctic science”. You can check out the details here.
The US Antarctic Program has been shut down due to the government shutdown (NPR, Scientific American). This is a devastating blow to the Antarctic research community; the short austral summer means that even a short delay in logistics could delay some research for a year or longer. Through the generous donations of our many private supporters, the Antarctic Site Inventory field season will proceed as planned. We take this opportunity to reiterate our appreciation for the many many people whose commitment to science allows us to plug ahead during these difficult times.
The KICKSTARTER campaign for THE PENGUIN COUNTERS film about the Antarctic Site Inventory project has just launched!
The campaign seeks funding for a festival-ready cut of the film, which, ultimately, is intended for broadcast worldwide. All contributions – small, medium, or large – will help push us towards our goal of $50,000 and ensure that the word about our penguin research gets out!
Also, please check out the official website for THE PENGUIN COUNTERS:
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