Adventures in Arno Atoll

On Saturday (Friday in North America), we arrived in Majuro, the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. We went to work pretty much immediately after our plane touched down. Our research team is Simon Donner, my advisor at UBC, Diane Thompson and Emma Reed from Boston University (read Diane's blog here), and me (with a HUGE … Continue reading Adventures in Arno Atoll

Dispatch from the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium

You might imagine a group of scientists coming together to discuss the current state of the world's coral reefs would be a depressing affair, considering the myriad of challenges reefs are facing. You would be right, but only partially. There was a lot of gloom and doom at the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium – coral bleaching, … Continue reading Dispatch from the 13th International Coral Reef Symposium

Interview: Can community-based science save a way of life in Micronesia?

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Science, about the work I've been a part of in Micronesia. An excerpt of the interview is below (check out the full text here). More than 600 islands dot the Western Pacific Ocean and form the Federated States of Micronesia. … Continue reading Interview: Can community-based science save a way of life in Micronesia?

Yangdidi Highlights Experiences of Super Typhoon Maysak Survivors

I wrote this blog post for Maribo, a blog about climate and global change maintained by Simon Donner,  my supervisor at UBC. In June 2015, I visited the Ulithi Atoll in the outer islands of Yap, Micronesia for the third time while working with One People One Reef. Just a few months before, on March 31, 2015, … Continue reading Yangdidi Highlights Experiences of Super Typhoon Maysak Survivors