The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS; http://fish.washington.edu) at the University of Washington (UW) seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor (0116) who studies the ecology of marine invertebrates at scales relevant to conservation, fisheries or aquaculture. This is a full-time (100% FTE), 9-month position for which a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent is required and post-doctoral experience is strongly desired.
For more info, visit: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa13375/
Jake Heare's Master's Defense - Livestream
Evaluating the response of Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida) to changing environmental conditions.
Date: Wednesday, October 14 at 12:00pm (PST)
IRL Location: FSH 203 - all are welcome
More information on Jake's research:
- preprint: Evidence of Ostrea lurida (Carpenter 1864) population structure in Puget Sound, WA
- github profile
It’s a quiet morning and the light rocking of the floating dock, small lapping of tiny waves against the shore, and clunking of boots on weathered planks can be heard. The field team arranges gear on a small skiff that Read More ...
Today we sampled Jesse, the Olympia oyster selected for genome sequencing.
The oyster was collected in Fidalgo Bay, weighing in at 58.99 grams and 70 mm long.
The adductor muscle was selected for genome sequencing, thus quickly rinsed in 10% bleach.
Other tissues were sampled for RNA-seq
Samples were placed in two boxes, for redundancy.
Last week Katherine arrived at Manchester. Check out her recent post on her plans
My project this summer is to raise oysters descended from three Puget Sound populations under common conditions in order to measure differences in fitness. This type of experimental design is commonly referred to as a “common garden”, and allows one to control environmental variables so that phenotypic disparities among individuals can be attributed to their genetic differences.