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Faculty Lecture - Rachel Merz, Prof. of Biology
Start Date: 4/6/2016Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 4/6/2016End Time: 6:00 PM

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Rachel Merz, Prof. of Biology

"Anything but stuck in the mud: Tales of soft- and hard-bodied critters in a famous bay"

Abstract: Organisms that live in marine sediments gain protection and nutrition from the particulate world in which they live but at the same time can be limited by their ability to move within and upon this dense, gritty, shifting medium. In this talk I want to take the audience on a virtual tour of False Bay, a famous (to marine biologists) research site in Washington state in order to appreciate the range of sedimentary landscapes found there and to explore their differing properties. Swarthmore students and I have been studying the slimy, stretchy, crusty species that live in these sediments and in this talk I’ll describe how we go about doing research in this habitat and what our collaborative work reveals about how organisms overcome the mechanical challenges of it.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Science Center
Room: Science Center 101 - Chang Hou Hall
Contact Information:
Name: Sunka Simon
Phone: 6103287354
Open To
Swarthmore Campus Community

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