While I will still be highlighting Naturalists on my NotW series, this week I would like to highlight a fellow scientist and graduate student, Sarah Flanagan.
Sarah has lived all over the world and just wrapped up a field season in Norway and Sweden collecting pipefish for her dissertation. She studies this group of fish and sexual selection, population genomics, and evolutionary biology.
Not only is Sarah a great scientist (just as NSF; she has been awarded accolades and money for her work), she is working on scientific outreach. Check out her most recent blog post, which mentions Natural History, here. You can also follow Sarah on Twitter here: @sarahpf19.
She also created the citizen science project, Pipefish World, where you can submit your own collection photos, GPS, and information on pipefishes! Join the fun!
Interested in studying pipefish, seahorses, sexual selection, and evolution? Check out the Jones Lab at Texas A&M where Sarah is currently studying!