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Ecological Research in Hawaiian Forest Fragments

In Hawaii, numerous lava flows can create forest fragments that are called kipuka (Lit. ‘Image of a Forest’) in Hawaiian. These forest fragments can suffer from edge effects as the surrounding matrix habitat starts out…


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Case Study in Trophic Cascades: Sea Otters

My class’s latest project involved a case study in trophic cascades. My group was given sea otters as a topic to study. This slide show accompanied our talk regarding the important role sea otters play…


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Book Report on the Selfish Gene

I wrote this book report on Richard Dawkin’s ‘The Selfish Gene’ last semester for my genetics class. I was impressed by the book in how well complex ideas about inheritance and genetics were explained. It…


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Free Stock Footage

Hello internet! Here is a playlist of free stock footage that I’m making available for use. It is centered around nature scenes and animals, which is my area of interest. Feel free to use these…


A Taylorcraft BC12D on floats

Floatplane flying over the Kenai

Take a look at the scenery  while flying in a floatplane over the Kenai river to skilak lake. I do have a pilot’s license, but I don’t have a floatplane certification, so for this trip,…



Releasing a huge chinook salmon on the kenai river

Kenai River Salmon Counting

One of the things that I’m doing as an aspiring biologist/wildlife manager is working for ADF&G as a technician to survey fish migrating up the Kenai River. Each summer, we take length as METF (mid…



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