Coral, Mosquitoes, and Clark University Researchers

Hannah Reich, a BIOS student intern, dives on Bermuda's coral reefs

Student Hannah Reich spent the summer at BIOS conducting coral reef fieldwork for her master’s thesis with mentor Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley, assistant scientist at BIOS. Professor Todd Livdahl, who travels to Bermuda every other year with a team of students studying at BIOS, also investigates mosquito species and to observes the island’s efforts to control them.

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Hannah Reich ’15 dives into coral research

No one would ever guess that Hannah Reich ’15 was once nervous about scuba diving. How could you? As an undergrad, Reich spent four years on the Clark University swim team, and she grew up enjoying frequent visits to New England’s shores…

In summer 2014, Reich traveled to the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) to attend the Coral Reef Ecology course and learn from the community of researchers who are devoted to oceanic studies. “I thrive on the energy at BIOS, fueled by the scientists’ passion for advancing research in marine sciences,” she says. Read more at:

Todd Livdahl looks at mosquitos in a glass container in a lab

Todd Livdahl’s Bermuda research has bite

A whole lot of people would cheer any efforts to control the pesky mosquitoes that can turn any picnic into a swat fest. But for some countries, mosquito control is a matter of life and death.

Biology professor Todd Livdahl has found that very scenario in Bermuda. While accompanying Clark biology students at BIOS, Livdahl’s attention was piqued by the country’s efforts to control specific mosquito species and the diseases they spread. Read more at: