ESP Biography

BETHANY FOWLER, Marine biologist studying plankton with math

Major: Biological Oceanography, EAPS

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a first year graduate student studying plankton ecology. I grew up in Rhode Island and have always loved the ocean, but I never thought it would lead to a career. In college, at Rice University, I studied math and learned how math can be used to model and understand populations of animals - which is what I do now. Marine ecosystems are fascinating and important and so much fun to study!

Past Classes

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L12866: Sink or Swim (or Float!): Plankton Ecology in Spark 2019 (Mar. 16 - 17, 2019)
All life in the ocean depends on plankton! These tiny floating creatures provide food and oxygen for the rest of the world. Explore the adaptations that help plankton survive through hands on activities and contests.