Alonzo lab students Doriane Weiler and Sabrina Beyer were awarded fellowships to support their ongoing dissertation research. Doriane was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support her work on the ecological effects of mosquitofish reproductive behavior on trophic cascades. The highly competitive award is one of the oldest graduate fellowships of its… Continue Reading Alonzo Lab Members Awarded Prestigious Fellowships
We are delighted to have finished our first quarter in the new building! Although the move to our new space was chaotic– as could be expected when an entire department migrates– we have finally settled into our new lab and offices and are truly enjoying the beautiful space down by the ocean. Doriane represented the… Continue Reading New Coastal Biology Building is Open
Members of the Alonzo Lab were elected to the executive committee of the Santa Cruz- Monterey Bay Area Subunit (SCMBAS) of the American Fisheries Society this week! Sabrina Beyer will be the new club Secretary, and Doriane Weiler will be the new Marketing and Public Relations Director. They are looking forward to planning an exciting… Continue Reading Lab Members Elected to Leadership in AFS Subunit
Over summer break, student interns Timothy Hogan, Kathleen Cheng, Leah Varghese and Ruby Rorty learned about reproduction in rockfishes by assisting graduate student, Sabrina Beyer, with a laboratory study on how maternal effects and the environment affect reproductive patterns in Rosy Rockfish, Sebastes rosaceus. Interns helped care for adult rockfish located in the aquarium at… Continue Reading Summer interns join the lab!
Doriane joined fellow members of the Santa Cruz- Monterey Bay Area subunit of the American Fisheries Society to teach AP Biology students research techniques to study local river ecology. Students were divided into groups to sample water chemistry, biology, and other river characteristics used to assess stream health. As a leader of the invertebrate sampling… Continue Reading Outreach at Harbor High
Suzanne is in Corsica for her annual field season to study the Ocellated Wrasse. She has been studying these Mediterranean wrasses for over a decade, discovering more and more each year about the evolution of their reproductive behavior. This year, her studies integrated behavioral assays on fish cognition. We are eagerly awaiting her results and… Continue Reading Field work in Corsica