Jan
10

Statistics

Hello! Since my last post, I have been working more on analyzing my data.  This part of my thesis has proven to be the most challenging, but I am very glad that I took Biostatistics last year! Specifically, I have been trying to figure out the best way to analyze my food-choice data. These experiments…
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Sep
01

Data analysis

Now that I have finished my experiments, the next step is data analysis! This summer has been very exciting and with all of this work comes a lot of data. Though it can be a bit overwhelming, I am excited to work on analyzing all of the data and seeing what I find! Last semester,…
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Aug
29

Virginia to California

Hello! Once I finished my experiments in Virginia, I made my way to San Francisco to work at the Romberg Tiburon Center (RTC) for Environmental Studies for a month. Here I was able to re-do all of my experiments while using the introduced species, Ampithoe valida. It was an amazing experience to work in a…
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Aug
29

Beginning my summer at VIMS

Hi everyone! Since the summer began, I have been working at VIMS on the Virginia portion of my experiment. To recap, my research is looking at the differences in food preferences among an amphipod (Ampithoe valida) native to Virginia and introduced in California. To start my research, I had to collect enough amphipods that could…
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May
15

Impacts of an Invasive Marine Invertebrate on Native Seagrass Meadows

Hello! My name is Kathrynlynn (Katelyn) Jenkins and I am a rising senior pursuing a major in Biology and minor in Marine Science. This summer I will begin my honors thesis research at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS). This research is focused on identifying differences in feeding patterns of Ampithoe valida, which is…
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