Jamie Collins is an MIT/WHOI Joint Program graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Ben Van Mooy, a scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. He is returning to Antarctica in October 2015 for the second time. While at Palmer Station, Jamie is assisting with sample collection for the Palmer LTER study. In addition, he is collecting samples for his own Ph.D. research, which examines the molecules that marine algae (single-celled plants in the ocean) use to “signal” to each other about the various sources of stress in their environment. Visit Jamie’s web site at http://jamesrco.github.io
After graduating from college in 2004, he spent five years on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard. He remains a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and holds a master’s degree in environmental science from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
The Palmer LTER project is supported by the National Science Foundation. The author’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology, the Ocean Ventures Fund of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and through a STAR Graduate Fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency.
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