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Bryce Koester

Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science

Research Interests:

Pteropods, foraminifera, climate change, anthropogenic pollution, and occasionally the Ediacaran biota


My research interests are centered around marine invertebrates and their responses to anthropogenic stressors. As an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University, I researched the effects of heavy metal pollution on foraminifera mutation frequencies and community diversity in the Bahamas. I am currently exploring the direct and indirect impacts of ocean acidification on modern pteropods. After interning for geoscience policy and education programs, I also have a renewed passion for environmental science awareness and accessibility and look forward to participating in outreach at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.