I am super excited to be mentoring Melissa Taylor and Emily Norman this summer. Melissa will work on culturing and sequencing Oonephris obesa and Cylindrocapsa geminella – the goal will be to obtain and characterize their organellar genomes. Emily will be working on a floristic project comparing the algal species diversity in selected Massachusetts and New Hampshire wetlands to historical records.
In addition I am very happy to learn that several of my fabulous volunteers will be returning in the fall to do more floristics and iNaturalisting. Here’s Charlotte’s Synura and Mallomonas, Luke’s Dinobryon (taken under phase contrast), and Victoria’s Merismopedia – one of her great finds in the samples she collected on Cape Cod!