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MKEI Awarded Research Grant

BIG NEWS! We’re thrilled to announce MKEI has earned a Research Grant Award from The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS)!!! Through this grant, we will work to leverage and supplement existing data resources on Floridian carnivorous plant communities through data mining and field-based surveys. Floridian carnivorous plants represent a hotspot of biodiversity, but, community-level data…

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Webinar

MKEI hosted a webinar on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Central America presented by Marina De León, M.S., Ph.D. candidate, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at University of California, Davis. Marina E. De León is a doctoral researcher in Jonathan A. Eisen’s lab at the University of California, Davis. Her primary research focuses on chytridiomycosis in amphibians and…

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Tools of the Trade

You need the right tools for every job. The MKEI team has to use a variety of tools during our work, some of which are as simple as a slightly modified trash can, and others are more complex, using sonar waves to map structure. Some of the tools that we construct ourselves are simple-yet-specialized. For…

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Diatoms

Although temporarily working from home, MKEI scientists are luckily still able to assess information they previously gathered in our lab. This picture comes from a FlowCam, a relatively new technology MKEI uses for dune lake phytoplankton study. A FlowCam combines a microscope and flow cytometer (a cell counter) to automatically photograph, measure, and count thousands…

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