Explore Plankton!

Explore Plankton!

Check out the new plankton pages on ASU’s Ask-A-Biologist website. There’s also a plankton video narrated by our own Amy...
Arizona State Limnology and Oceanography Extravaganza

Arizona State Limnology and Oceanography Extravaganza

Arizona State Limnology and Oceanography Extravaganza The Neuer lab ventured west to San Diego, CA, in August 2010 for the inaugural “Arizona State Limnology and Oceanography Extravaganza Conference.” Lab members gave talks on their recent research in two sessions: Jessica Amacher, Charles Baysinger, Amy Hansen, and Ali Freibott spoke about their work on samples from the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study, while Susanne Neuer, Tyler Sawyer, and Shikha Gupta presented on the Central Arizona Reservoirs project. Former lab member Alexis Pasulka, who is now completing graduate work at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, spoke about her recent research cruises, including her deep-sea trip inside the submersible Alvin.     Alexis coordinated a fascinating tour of the Scripps Oceanographic Collections. The trip also included a morning spent enjoying the diverse exhibits at the Birch Aquarium. Between talks and tours, the group found time to dig their toes into the sand and appreciate an ocean sunset before returning to landlocked...
Puerto Peñasco Field Trip 2010

Puerto Peñasco Field Trip 2010

Puerto Peñasco Field Trip In May 2009 Neuer Lab members Jessica Mohler, Becky Mestek, Amy Hansen, Phil Tarrant and guest Edgardo Ramirez-Reinat accompanied Susanne Neuer to the CEDO research station in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. They travelled down to the station to test a number of potential field experiments to be included in an environmental life sciences course Dr. Neuer is planning to teach in Spring 2010. While staying in this picturesque part of Mexico they spent time recovering sediment samples from the mud in the local estuary, examining zooplankton using a dissecting scope, and conducting tide pool transects. Along with these experiments there was also time to enjoy the local...