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Katherine Dziedzic

Katherine Dziedzic

Oregon State University

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Published on Jan 14, 2017

Continuing my Campaign with a Stretch Goal!!

Hi Everyone!Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and supported my research thus far! I am so thankful to have reached my goal to continue my PhD research on a very important topic!As it is...

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Published on Jan 14, 2017

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Published on Jan 05, 2017

Introducing my 9 Coral Species!

For my experiment, I will be comparing the acclimation capacities between 9 coral reef species and here I will introduce each species and provide a couple of fun facts about them! These species wer...

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Published on Dec 26, 2016

Merry Christmas from Fluorescent Corals!

Merry Christmas Everyone!Today, I thought I would publish something Christmasy, but coral-related of course! Corals have the ability to fluoresce, which is the process of absorbing one color of lig...

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Published on Jan 30, 2017

Updates on the Experiment!

This past week, I started Round 4 out of 5 for this experiment! I had a little pep in my step, since I knew I would have enough money to complete this experiment!! :)  The experiment...

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Published on Jan 17, 2017

What is DNA Sequencing and how does it work?

Most of the money raised will go towards sequencing, an approach that tells us about the molecular mechanisms helping corals acclimate to warmer temperatures. I'm sure you've read some of my posts ...

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Published on Dec 15, 2016

Coral Bleaching

There are many stressors that are currently contributing to the decline and degradation of coral reef species worldwide, but the major driver is climate change, and more specifically, ocean warming...

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Published on Dec 12, 2016

Introducing Katherine Dziedzic

I was eleven years old when I learned about Jacques Cousteau's adventures and the wonders of the ocean. His scientific endeavors and discussions of the ocean captivated me and made me incredibly cu...

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Published on Dec 26, 2016

Why are corals important?

Coral reefs provide a great deal of ecosystem services that provide both cultural and socioeconomic values, estimating a yearly benefit of $400 billion globally. Coral reefs provide an important re...

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Published on Dec 13, 2016

What are Corals?

More than 97% of the world’s animals are classified as invertebrates, animals without a backbone, ranging from ocean-dwelling corals, jellyfish and sea stars to spiders and insects. Corals are rela...

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Thank you!!!! I'm so glad I can explain it in a way that it understandable and interesting! I think being able to explain your science well is an important tool all scientists should have, so this is good practice! :)
Jan 17, 2017
Can corals acclimate and adapt to a warming ocean?
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Thank you, Jeremy! I'm doing a happy dance too! :)
Jan 14, 2017
Can corals acclimate and adapt to a warming ocean?
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Thanks, Phil! I'm excited to continue knowing I'll have enough funding to complete the project! :)
Jan 14, 2017
Can corals acclimate and adapt to a warming ocean?
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Thanks, Nate!! :)
Jan 14, 2017
Can corals acclimate and adapt to a warming ocean?
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Thank you!!!
Jan 14, 2017
Can corals acclimate and adapt to a warming ocean?
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Thank you!! :) Glad you enjoyed the post!
Jan 08, 2017
Can corals acclimate and adapt to a warming ocean?
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Thanks, Michele! :)
Jan 08, 2017
Can corals acclimate and adapt to a warming ocean?
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Thanks Sam! I appreciate your support!!
Jan 04, 2017
Can corals acclimate and adapt to a warming ocean?
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Thank you so much Stephen!
Jan 04, 2017
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Thanks bud!!!
Jan 04, 2017
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Thank you so much for the kind words!! I really appreciate your support! :)
Jan 04, 2017
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Haha, that is exactly where it all started!! :) The reefs in the Keys have been devastated, it's been so heartbreaking to see them degrade so quickly.. The combination of nutrient pollution and high water temperatures have really beaten them down. It was hard to visit and see reefs this year that were once vibrant back when I started undergraduate in 2009.. This research will provide important insights for restoration programs like those in the Keys! I hope to make connections with them in the future! Well, thanks for your support! :)
Dec 21, 2016
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