Philip – Biological Sciences, Ph.D.

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 [...]

Beneath the Waves Film Festival: A Smashing Success

Beneath the Waves Film Festival: A Smashing Success

(The first night’s poster session. There were about 180 people in attendance) After 5 months of planning the Beneath the Waves Film Festival finally arrived at Florida Tech last month. Both Thursday and Friday were a [...]

Becoming a Voice in Biological Science Conservation

Becoming a Voice in Biological Science Conservation

There is more to being a Ph.D. in biological sciences student than taking classes and doing research.  Part of a scientist’s job is to communicate their research to the public. I was fortunate enough to be [...]

Youth Making Ripples Competition Goes International

Youth Making Ripples Competition Goes International

The Beneath the Waves film festival at Florida Tech begins tonight! This is a short trailer that shows some of the awesome films we will premiere at our festival. The past few weeks have been very [...]

Beneath the Waves Film Festival Is Almost Here

Beneath the Waves Film Festival Is Almost Here

Photo by Craig Rubadoux of Florida Today The Beneath the Waves Film Festival that I am co-hosting begins tomorrow! We have been planning this event for the last four months and are excited that the event [...]

Beneath the Waves Film Festival Coming to Florida Tech

Beneath the Waves Film Festival Coming to Florida Tech

  The Florida Tech Department of Biological Sciences is gearing up to host the internationally recognized Beneath the Waves Film Festival in about a month.  The festival will be held on the main campus October 10 [...]

Troubled Times for the Crab Populations in the Indian River Lagoon

Troubled Times for the Crab Populations in the Indian River Lagoon

Screenshot of a video on Florida Today about crab populations, the fishery and some of the research I’ve conducted around Sebastian Inlet. The Indian River Lagoon, which is only a few short miles from campus, has [...]