Category Archives: Marsh

McLachlan Lab at ESA 2020

Jason McLachlan and Megan Vahsen both presented virtually at ESA 2020 this year. Jason’s talk focused on the education initiatives for the Ecological Forecasting Initiative. You can see his abstract here and video here.   Megan’s talk highlighted how she … Continue reading

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2019 Blue Genes Harvest

Author: Megan Vahsen In early October, several members of the McLachlan lab conducted a harvest of our mesocosm experiment at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Edgewater, MD. The experiment was a huge effort as a part of our … Continue reading

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Science Conversations and Site Review with NSF Program Director

On Tuesday, August 6, we had the opportunity to give Liz Blood, the DEB (Division of Environmental Biology) Program Director at NSF, a tour of our Blue Genes marsh experiment at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC).  The day was … Continue reading

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Summer Undergrad Research

Next week is the start of a new semester at Notre Dame.  Before we start back up we want to highlight the outstanding work two undergrads did this summer.  Aidan Draper and Luke Onken conducted research in the McLachlan lab … Continue reading

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Welcome New Grad Student, Haley Kodak!

The McLachlan lab is thrilled to welcome Haley Kodak as the newest graduate student member! Haley graduated from Armstrong State University of Savannah, Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. During undergrad she took part in plant genomics research in … Continue reading

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Intraspecific S. americanus Variation & Diversity Summer Experiment

Post by McLachlan lab undergraduate, Brady Stiller During these first two weeks of the summer, I joined Megan Vahsen (PhD student in the McLachlan lab) in the scenic marshes of the Chesapeake Bay to help set up an experiment that … Continue reading

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Undergraduate Research: 2018 COS-JAM Posters

Today was the College of Science – Joint Annual Meeting (COS-JAM).  Undergrads across Notre Dame came together to share the results of their research projects from the past year with the rest of the University. This year we had 3 … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Maryland Marshes

Post by Erin Nguyen The McLachlan team recently headed out into the field for some late season sampling. Jason, Megan, and two undergrads, Aleah and Erin, went to the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Maryland to work with Pat … Continue reading

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New NSF Funding! Coastal Marsh Response to CO2

We’ve been awarded a new grant from NSF (DEB- Ecosystem Studies) ¬†for our project on Eco-evolutionary dynamics of coastal marsh responses to rishing CO2! Here’s the overview of our proposed work: Current projections of coastal marsh ecosystem responses to global … Continue reading

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