Karen Wishner made a career of marine science, teaching and leadership. By Ellen Liberman In 1980, Karen Wishner rode into town on her Honda 400-4 Super Sport with a bedroll and her possessions bungeed on the back, like some outlaw biker science chick. Her new colleagues at the Graduate School of Oceanography were suitably impressed. […]Continue reading "Oceanographer, Adventurer, Pioneer."
GSO Profiles about GSO graduate Christopher Orphanides and his work on whales and endangered species.Continue reading "GSO Profiles – GSO Graduate Christopher Orphanides"
Ocean oxygen levels are dropping, and that has big implications for marine life. GSO professor Karen Wishner’s research on zooplankton and oxygen levels is featured in the latest issue of Scientific American.Continue reading "The Ocean Is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn"
GSO researchers have found that even slight levels of ocean oxygen loss have big consequences for tiny marine organisms called zooplankton.Continue reading "GSO researchers: Small changes in oxygen levels have big implications for ocean life"
When 8 URI undergraduate Honors students took the course CSI:Oceans, they learned about whales, microscopic plankton, and how to explain their research to the world through telepresence while they were on a research cruise off Rhode Island.Continue reading "Not your typical undergraduate class: #EndeavorLive"
The Independent – “We’re looking to get some more information on the right whales and their prey,” Wishner said.Continue reading "Worthy ‘Endeavor’: Community invited to participate in vessel’s whale research mission"