Part of my research project while abroad in New Zealand was with scanning electron microscopy on foraminifera. I collected the specimens for this project during our field camp in the Tongan Islands, and brought them back to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand for analysis. By probing the calcium carbonate shells of the forams, I was able to record several interesting trends in how trace elements were incorporated into the calcite as the organisms grows. This poster summarizes that work, along with an overview of the morphology and mutations observed.
A few selected figures from my coursework and presentations