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PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Biology (molecular, environmental, fungal, plant, algal, etc), Fashion (design, marketing, etc), Music

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Ecological distribution of seaweed in the surrounding area

How does the surrounding environment effect the seaweed (or macroalgae) that grows there? Is the water saltier or muddier in one area than another? Is one area more susceptible to low tides and drying out? This project would involve visiting different sites in your area (bays, tide pools, rivers, ponds), and describing the algae that grow there. You would then make note about how each environmental habitat differs, and infer how that relates to an evolutionary advantage for each species.

Fashion with a purpose-- Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

This project would help bring awareness to climate change through fashion design. You can create fashionable items out of trash, discarded items, recyclable items, repurposed items, or anything second hand.

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