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Climate Science Alliance Intern, Ashley Rankin, M.S., Presents Research on Ocean Acidification and D

On February 28th, the Climate Science Alliance hosted our first Climate Change Mini Forum of 2017. This Mini Forum featured a talk from Climate Science Alliance Intern, Ashley Rankin, M.S., on her recent research on the impacts of ocean acidification on decorator crabs. This research, done at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, added to the growing number of neutral response results in crustaceans under climate change conditions. As an intern for the Climate Science Alliance, Rankin has shared her expertise in the field of marine biology and ocean acidification with our Climate Kids program by developing presentations, modules, and activities. This mini forum offered a unique juxtaposition of Rankin's research at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography and her experiences as an educator with our Climate Kids program. Rankin demonstrated her ability to communicate complex scientific research to an audience of diverse backgrounds in an interesting and engaging way.

The mini forum ended with a lively discussion on ocean acidifcation and climate change. Thank you Ashley for an amazing start to our 2017 Climate Change mini forums!

For questions about Ashley Rankin's research, email

Our next mini forum will feature a presentation by Juliette Finzi Hart, Ph.D. from USGS on April 3rd from 11am-12pm.

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