After five years away, it was great fun to give a research seminar (at least in 2D!) to the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University, discussing my research related to how global change impacts on fish behavior and physiology. Many thanks to my hosts, Jodie Rummer and Eva McClure, for organizing the seminar. I am looking forward to hopefully seeing you all in 3D some time very soon!
We are thrilled to have been awarded a National Science Foundation International Research Experiences for Students Track II grant to fund development of a field course in Australia for US graduate students in coral reef science. This course will focus on going beyond disciplinary boundaries, to train early career scientists in the transdisciplinary approaches that are desperately needed to solve the major challenges facing coral reefs globally. This course will take us to Australia for 3 weeks annually for 3 years, with 1 week at the School for Field Studies´ Center for Rainforest Studies in the Daintree Rainforest and 2 weeks at the Australian Museum´s Lizard Island Research Station on the Great Barrier Reef. We have an amazing bunch of collaborators from the US and Australia. I wish this course was around when I was a graduate student! Can´t wait to get started!