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Go With It and Embrace It

Go With It and Embrace It

>>RYAN BATT: Most zoology majors start off at Miami, a lot of them are pre-med or pre-some professional school. That trajectory changed for me after I started working in one of my professor’s labs. One day in an ecology class, the professor said, “Does anybody want to work in my lab?” And I said, “Sure!” …

A study into freshwater pearl mussels

A study into freshwater pearl mussels

[MUSIC] My name is Louise Lavictoire, I am a PhD student. Andy Ramsey is my Supervisor and I’m working with the freshwater pearl mussel to better understand captive breeding of the species. So that we could re-introduce them into the wild and hopefully save them from extinction. These mussels are one of only a handful …

Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

>>NARRATOR: Miami students can explore a variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats at field research sites that are located just minutes from campus. At the university’s Ecology Research Center, undergraduate and graduate students conduct ecological studies with their faculty mentors or complete projects as part of their classes.>>ANDREW FIELDING: So it’s been a great opportunity. …

Ecological Relationships

Captions are on! Click CC at bottom right to turn off. Hear updates by following us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters) or Facebook! I really did not like sandboxes as a kid. It’s not that I have a problem with sand or sand on the beach for sand castles. Just sand boxes. See, as a little kid, …

Aquatic Ecology

>>OLIVIA RICHTER: I am involved in a lake ecology research project, where we’re taking larval fish and trying to determine how they affect their environment and how the environment affects them and the other invertebrates in the ecosystem.>>AMBER ROCK: I’ve always kind of been interested in just aquatic systems and the things that live in …