so, it has been a while. The quick rundown is:
I was at the (always phenomenal) Western Society of Naturalists meeting in Seaside, CA, presenting a poster on spatial subsidy with collaborators and students from University of San Diego and Ocean Discovery Institute. Great meeting and a great chance to catch up with friends.
We have had more great field trips with the students in Biological Oceanography - we went to the rocky intertidal, where we saw lobsters, abalone, octopuses, and lots more, while examining the examples of gradients and patchiness there.
We also got to go and help the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve sample fishes in a recently-restored salt marsh in the South Bay, and compare those samples to an adjacent natural marsh.
More updates coming up!