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Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Faculty Post

SFS Panama in TCI!

by Carolyn Kovacs, M.S.


Hola! This is a guest post, as I am normally the lecturer in Tropical Coastal Ecology for the SFS Center for Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies in Bocas del Toro, Panama. I was given the opportunity to visit the TCI campus...
July 30, 2019
Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Student Post

Being a First-Generation Latino Student in the Turks and Caicos

by Luis Abreu-Socorro


When you look at study abroad programs, do you look to stay culturally educated? Do your parents help you to apply and transition, or do you depend on yourself? My name is Luis Abreu-Socorro, I am a rising sophomore at...
July 30, 2019
Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Shaianna (Anna) Trump
Student Post

Change Is on the Horizon

by Shaianna Trump


We are on the horizon of a generational change. Nearly everyone in college is a part of what is known as ‘Generation Z’. I like to call us the environmentally friendly generation. From vegans to climate activists, we have it...
June 30, 2019
Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Diving into Research

by Franziska Elmer, Ph.D.


Research is at full swing at the Center for Marine Resource Studies in South Caicos. While most of our students are making their first experiences with research, our faculty is making a lot of progress on all fronts of research....
June 29, 2019
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Lina Beron Echavarria
Student Post

Final Impressions of TCI

by Lina Berón Echavarría


  At the beginning of the spring semester, we asked student Lina Beron Echavarria about her first impressions of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Now, after a semester in country, we reconnected with Lina.   What did you like most...
May 8, 2019
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Be A Climate Pirate

by Franziska Elmer, Ph.D.


If you were part of the biggest event in human history, what role would you play?   In the next 12 years we will write history. Each one of us will contribute to the biggest event human history has ever...
May 8, 2019
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Anna Ortega
Student Post

It Starts with Us

by Anna Ortega


"Many of you want to be coral scientists, but you might want to reconsider that." Cut to our Marine Ecology professor clicking out of her climate change Powerpoint and onto https://climateclock.net/, a website none of us had ever heard of....
April 18, 2019
		
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Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Sun, Surf, and Directed Research

by Courtney Pickett, M.P.A.


Coming back from our mid-semester break, students leapt right in and started their Directed Research (DR) work. The DR capstone course improves students’ knowledge of the research process and helps students develop research skill sets such as understanding the process...
April 8, 2019
Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

The Plastic Problem

by Ewa Krzyszczyk, Ph.D.


This week, the students are in study mode for their midterms, but we have had a few exciting visitors on our dives – dolphins! That included a young calf and its mom that checked out some of the students. Their...
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Marine Resource Studies
Lina Beron Echavarria
Student Post

First Impressions of TCI

by Lina Berón Echavarría


As the Spring 2019 SFS students begin to settle into their new homes around the world, we asked them to share their impressions of the experience so far. Lina Berón Echavarría had this to say about SFS Turks & Caicos:...
February 11, 2019
		
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Marine Resource Studies
Staff Post

Keep Calm and Marine Science On!

by John DeBuysser


This week, students gained a hands-on appreciation for the "field" in The School for Field Studies as they completed two days of intensive Directed Research and the Tropical Marine Habitat Assessment. The research projects are taking shape nicely and students...
November 26, 2018
		
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Faculty Post

Have the Reef Lions Returned?

by Paul Simonin, Ph.D.


In the Principles of Marine Resource Management course, which I lead here at the Center for Marine Resource Studies (CMRS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), we have been busy learning about fisheries stock assessment and sustainability this first...
October 9, 2018
		
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