Research

Exploring the Aleutians

This past month, the Edwards Kelp Ecology Lab has been busy conducting field work in the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Lead by our own Dr. Matthew Edwards and Dr. Brenda Konar from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the research team is looking at differences in patterns of biodiversity between kelp forests and urchin barren grounds, and how these differences affect the entire Aleutian Islands ecosystem’s primary production. Follow along with their progress and adventures at their lab blog found here: Edwards Lab Blog.