Evan Tjeerdema, a Marine and Coastal Sciences major, spent the entire summer at the Bodega Marine Laboratory, participating in both of the facility’s summer sessions. The opportunity to work continuously near the ocean was a dream come true for him.
Even after being severely damaged by blast fishing and coral mining, coral reefs can be rehabilitated over large scales. In a new study, researchers installed 11,000 small, hexagonal structures called “spiders” across 5 acres of reef in the center of Indonesia’s Coral Triangle.
Since joining the UC Davis faculty in 2004, Eric Sanford has worked closely with shellfish industry businesses to promote sustainable aquaculture for ecologically and economically important coastal species.
With help from more than 10,000 citizen scientists, University of California researchers have taken a step forward in understanding how factors such as diet, antibiotics and mental health relate to the microbes living in the human gut.