Sunday, April 24, 2016

Jessica Baker defends master's thesis

Congratulations to Jessica Baker who successfully defended her thesis entitled "Ecological feeding niche overlap between three species of sympatric sea cucumbers: Sclerodactyla briareus, Thyonella gemmata, and Leptosynapta tenuis." Jessica's research on sea cucumbers was conducted at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station. Dr. Thomas Klinger was Jessica's mentor and Drs. Amber Pitt and Clay Corbin served on her thesis committee. Jessica's undergraduate degree is from Radford University, Radford, Virginia.  Following graduation, Jessica has accepted a position as Naturalist at the Assateague Island State Park, Maryland.