Allison Cusick

Unido: 09.abr.2016 Última actividad: 29.sep.2023 iNaturalist

Allison Cusick appreciates biodiversity and all things nature, but has a particular interest in the tiny marine organisms that provide our Earth with oxygen, play a huge role in the carbon cycle, and support the base of the food web: the phytoplankton!

Allison has studied phytoplankton since 2010, both in the lab and at sea. In 2013, she made her first visit to Antarctica studying phytoplankton from an icebreaker. She is currently a graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography working with Dr. Maria Vernet managing the FjordPhyto Citizen Science project in the west Antarctic Peninsula.

Dr. Maria Vernet is a Senior Research Biologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. She has conducted research since 1987 in both the Arctic and the Antarctic participating in one of the first research teams to study the effect of ultraviolet radiation on marine phytoplankton after the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole in 1985.

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