Together with Michael Boyle, Karen is coordinating a project funded by SI-NMNH Science, the Global Genome Initiative, and Federal Barcoding funds that will begin to document the genetic, life history, and species diversity of the Florida Current region of the Gulf Stream. Check out a few of our outreach pieces.
Life in One Cubic Foot
Karen served as a scientist, photographer and graphic designer on the Biocubes exhibit that is opening in March 2016.
International Polychaete Day
Declared in memory of Kristian Fauchald whose birthday was July 1st, International Polychaete Day is celebrated on this day to increase knowledge of this important group of animals.
Here is a sampling of what went on in 2015 and 2016:
- NMNH blog
- MBARI’s contribution
- Storify board summarizing many of the IPD goings on
- NoBones summary of 2015 events
- Ocean Portal polychaete feature
Join us at the Museum for an exciting 2017 event that will include talking with polychaete researchers and live polychaetes from the Chesapeake bay.
Osborn lab members have produced numerous species pages for EOL such as those for tomopterids, munnopsids, pteropods, and hyperiids.
- The lab group will spend a week sampling the Gulf Stream in May and again in August 2017.
- Karen and Leann each spent a week exploring the water column above the Monterey Submarine Canyon with MBARI in November/December 2016.
- Jessie is participating in an expedition to Station M off Santa Barbara, CA in November 2015.
- Karen spent 10 days in the Gulf of California in February 2015 collecting hyperiid amphipods and looking for acorn worms.
- Karen participated in NOAA Office of Exploration and Research's Surface to the Seafloor workshop and the Ocean Sciences meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii March 2017
- Leann presented at SICB in New Orleans, January 2017
- Karen and Leann presented at the International Polychaete Conference in Cardiff, Wales in 2016
- Karen and Jessie presented at the Deep Sea Biology Symposium in Aviero, Portugal in September 2015