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International Research in Antarctica Attracts Marine Biology Student

October 3, 2012
Catherine Luria

Catherine Luria, a graduate student in marine biology was recently featured in Nature for her participation in an international study on how changes in sea-ice coverage and blooms of phytoplankton affect bacterial diversity from season to season. This collaboration, the Palmer Antarctica Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project, is located on the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Luria will travel to Antarctica this month and several more times over the course of her studies. As a young researcher, Luria is excited for the opportunity for networking and access to data this project offers. Learn more about the ongoing research on sea-ice coverage and phytoplankton.