Location: Bowdoin / Coastal Studies Center / Student Research / Summer 2011 / Katherine Guttenplan, '12

Coastal Studies Center

Katherine Guttenplan, '12


Katherine Guttenplan, '12
Advisor: Amy Johnson, Award: Doherty Fellowship
Project: The Effects of Climate Change on the Growth of the Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus Droebachiensis SSP

As global carbon dioxide levels rise, many marine organisms can tolerate the increase in acidity, but calcifiers, creatures who produce calcium carbonate skeletons, may be more or less able to sequester calcium and carbonate ions into their skeletons. My goals include: (1) resolving the peak of the urchin growth curve, (2) identifying the temperature optima for growth, and (3) characterizing metabolic rates of non-reproductive urchins.



Pecha Kucha

These presentations are in PechaKucha format. PechaKucha is Japanese for ‘chit-chat’. It is a presentation methodology devised in 2003 in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. The slides auto advance to keep the presentations concise and quick paced. Each presentation is (about) 6 minutes and 40 seconds long.
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