Philip – Biological Sciences, Ph.D.

What Does a Crab Look Like Throughout Development?

What Does a Crab Look Like Throughout Development?

The stone crab fishery is very important in Florida, contributing close to $25 million a year to local economies. It is considered a renewable fishery because adult crabs are harvested only for their claws. Fishermen remove [...]

How to Take Great Snorkeling Pictures

How to Take Great Snorkeling Pictures

Snorkeling is a fun and exciting way to get up-close and personal with the diversity of marine life beneath the waves. Going to school in Florida provides excellent opportunities to snorkel in unique habitats that can [...]

Problem-Solving: Tips For an Interactive and Engaging Scientific Presentation

Problem-Solving: Tips For an Interactive and Engaging Scientific Presentation

Communication is an essential part of any career and a key part of the scientific process. Scientists occasionally meet in a formal setting at  meetings to share their results. Scientists also actively participate within local communities [...]

Considering a Career in Marine Biology?

Considering a Career in Marine Biology?

I recently read a blog post titled, “So you want to be a marine biologist,” and could not help but laugh when the first line of the blog said, “Ohhh you research dolphins, I always wanted [...]

An Interview with Florida Tech Research Scientist: Lauren Toth, Ph.D.

An Interview with Florida Tech Research Scientist: Lauren Toth, Ph.D.

Lauren Toth, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral research scientist whose research focuses on determining what environmental factors influence coral reef development What is your research about? My research combines geochemistry, climatology, paleoecology, and modeling to determine what [...]

Biological Sciences Department Research Opportunities

Biological Sciences Department Research Opportunities

2012 Galapagos Field Expedition next to a lava field! Florida Tech’s Biological Sciences Department is one of the reasons why Florida Tech is at the forefront of cutting-edge research. The department offers degrees in several disciplines [...]

Frequently Asked Questions about Climate Change

Frequently Asked Questions about Climate Change

Over the last few decades, there has been controversy questioning the reality of climate change. Much of the doubt in the climate change debate has been generated by the mass media, but no peer reviewed scientific [...]

My Ocean Acidification Apprenticeship: Learning about Ocean pH Levels

My Ocean Acidification Apprenticeship: Learning about Ocean pH Levels

(Mesocosms in position on the Friday Harbor Laboratory dock) Last spring, I participated in an Ocean Acidification Apprenticeship at Friday Harbor Laboratories at the University of Washington. This apprenticeship was a perfect opportunity to receive training [...]

Youth Making Ripples Meets the Learn Green Conference

Youth Making Ripples Meets the Learn Green Conference

The Youth Making Ripples Competition submission period is now over. Last month Lauren (post-doctoral research scientist) and I were invited to present at the annual Learn Green Conference. The Learn Green Conference is held annually in [...]

My Biological Science Seminar: A Talk about Larval Crustaceans

My Biological Science Seminar: A Talk about Larval Crustaceans

Recently, I was invited to give a lecture by the Melbourne Beach Environmental Advisory Board. They have a science lecture series they call the “Popcorn Science Seminar Series.” The lectures are free to attend and the [...]