Most people are familiar with one species of shark: the misunderstood great white, made infamous by the movie Jaws and the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week. But more than 500 species of sharks ply the oceans of the world, and about 50 species can be found at one time or another along the East Coast, from the modest smooth dogfish to the massive basking shark. Many of them are studied by a handful of University of Rhode Island alumni and faculty—who tell a very different story about sharks than is conveyed by the popular…
Christy AshleyChristy Ashley is an Assistant Professor of Marketing at URI’s College of Business Administration. Her main research and teaching interests include customer experience management, creativity, and consumer-brand relationships. She focuses on how retailers, advertising, and new media impact consumer-brand relationships. Ashley fosters the talents of the “Big Thinkers” at the University of Rhode Island and […]
Heather FaubertHeather Faubert is a research associate who runs the University of Rhode Island’s Plant Protection Clinic. She is well known for diagnosing the innumerable diseases, pests and other problems that southern New England plants battle each year, and providing protocols for safe treatment.
Rainer LohmannOceanography Professor Lohmann is worried about the chemical pollutants that drift into our waterways and travel around the globe in the world’s oceans, contaminating food webs and sometimes lingering for decades.
Thomas MatherA national leader in the study of ticks and Lyme disease, he is working on developing a vaccine against the disease, developed a tick bite risk index for the U.S., and is the leading voice seeking to educate New Englanders about how to avoid getting bitten by ticks.
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