Katie Lubarsky

katie_picI am a first year Masters student in the Donahue lab, and I am interested in how human activities affect reef dynamics, and what these changes mean for the future of the reef and for reef management. In 2011, I received a Bachelors of Science in Marine Biology from UCLA where I studied the effects of nutrient and herbivory levels on algal defenses. Following graduation, I traveled to coastal Ecuador to study the effects of water quality on freshwater shrimp. Most recently, I spent a year in the Dominican Republic working on a coral gardening project aimed at restoring staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) and katie_workpicseveral other community conservation initiatives. I am co-advised by Dr. Erik Franklin here at UH, and hope to solidify my Masters project in the very near future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications:

1. Chan, A.Y., K. Lubarsky, K.A. Judy, and P. Fong (2012). Nutrient addition increases consumption rates of tropical algae with different initial palatabilities. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 465: 25-31.

2. Huang, B., K. Lubarsky, T. Teng, and D.T. Blumstein (2011). Take only pictures, leave only… fear? The effects of photography on the West Indian anole Anolis cristatellus. Current Zoology, 57: 77-82.