Irena Werner

Irena Werner

Staten Island, New York

Theta Phi Alpha

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Published on Oct 26, 2015

Oysters are hard workers

Oysters are ecosystem engineers. An ecosystem engineer is an ecological term for an organism which physically maintains and modifies an ecosystem through direct or indirect actions, creating a heal...

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Published on Oct 22, 2015

Species I've seen at Soundview Park...

Here are photos of some of the species I have seen while collecting my water and soil samples.This young Sea Robin was found in one of the oyster reef crates (August 2015).This is a Green Crab Carc...

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Published on Oct 15, 2015

After I collect the samples...

One question I have been asked about this project is, "What exactly do you do with your samples?"Well, there are two main steps the water and soil samples go through before they are ready to be sen...

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Published on Oct 14, 2015

Sampling Locations

White Star is our experiment site, the location of the restored oyster reef at Soundview Park.Pink Star is the non-restored mud bottom site upstream of the white star. The mud bottom is 20 to 50 st...

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Thank you Jess :)
Nov 02, 2015
Assessing oyster restoration using morphological records and next-generation sequencing
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Thank you so much :)
Nov 02, 2015
Assessing oyster restoration using morphological records and next-generation sequencing
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Thank You so much Uncle Art and Aunt Ida! This means to much to me and my future in the environmental field!
Nov 02, 2015
Assessing oyster restoration using morphological records and next-generation sequencing
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Thank You so much Uncle Art and Aunt Ida! This means to much to me and my future in the environmental field! <3
Nov 01, 2015
Assessing oyster restoration using morphological records and next-generation sequencing
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Wow! What are the odds!
Oct 28, 2015
New fish on the block: Ecological implications of black sea bass in the Gulf of Maine
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This is really interesting! The pictures are great too!
Oct 28, 2015
Do novel fungi detoxify sewage sludge?
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Yes! it is quite interesting. The water which filters into the bottom flask is crystal clear! That filter really does its job.
Oct 26, 2015
Assessing oyster restoration using morphological records and next-generation sequencing
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Yes! it is quite interesting. The water which filters into the bottom flask is crystal clear! That filter really does its job.
Oct 26, 2015
Assessing oyster restoration using morphological records and next-generation sequencing
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I enjoyed this lab note, I never thought of birds as Lyme Disease carriers. Good Luck at your new job!
Oct 15, 2015
Do birds carry Lyme disease?
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If you ever look into NY Burritos, there is this great taco truck on Staten Island!
Oct 14, 2015
Qualitative survey of burritos in San Francisco
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