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.