Marine Biodiversity Lab

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Ph.inally Ph.inisheD.

kylla_graduationCongratulations to Kylla Benes! Kylla successfully defended her dissertation today, giving a fantastic presentation about her work to understand intraspecific variation in the seaweed Fucus vesiculosus along tide-height gradients along the coastline of the Gulf of Maine. She melded genetics, physiology, and field experiments to tell a compelling story about how environmental context and dispersal mediate the effects of tidal elevation on nutrient uptake, relative growth rates, and nitrate use efficiency. Way to go, Kylla!