Ben Rubinoff defends honors thesis, accepted into PhD in Ecology at UC-Davis!

Ben Rubinoff presented and successfully defended his honors thesis – “An Urban Migraine: The Influence of Artificial Light at Night on Aquatic Primary Productivity” – last Friday (April 8th). Ben has been an active member of the Stream and River Ecology (STRIVE) lab during his undergraduate career and we wish him the best as he starts a Ph.D. program in Ecology at the University of California, Davis, autumn semester 2016!

Lab Set Up for Ben’s experiment in which he measured primary productivity of diatoms over 67 days under no light, low light, and high light treatments and found that even low light levels (~2 lux) were associated with significant increases in gross primary productivity.

ALAN Lab Setup

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