Lowell Iporac

PhD Student, Biological Sciences

Email: lipor001@fiu.edu

RFA: Fate & Transport

Research: Macroalgae-Invertebrate Interactions

Adviser: Ligia Collado-Vides

Joined CREST CAChE in Spring 2017

My research examines interactions between macroalgae and associated mesograzers (small marine invertebrates). I I investigate how suitable macroalgae are as habitat compared to other dominant habitat-forming organisms (i.e. seagrasses, mangroves or corals) and if the physical structure or chemical production of the macroalga are characteristics that determine its suitability as habitat. These interactions between the two taxa can serve as indicators of environmental change.

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