Bárbara M. Santisteban, Class of 2011 (Environmental Studies) When I started my research on spiny dogfish as a sophomore, I was surprised to find fishermen talk about this shark as “the rat and mosquito of the ocean” and “a voracious plague”.  One fisherman I talked to, for instance, said that Cape Cod should be renamed “Cape Dogfish”. Why were fishermen so angry about the abundance of spiny dogfish?

Ariana Spawn, Class of 2011 (Human Biology) As a freshman, I was a taking a first-year seminar in tropical marine biology, and I was downright mesmerized by the diversity of form and function beneath the sea. Learn more…

Eric Van Arsdale, Class of 2011 (Environmental Science): Like many students, my initial concept of research came from the experiments I’ve read about for years.  These published experiments often make little mention of the human communities that are impacted by research. Read more…