Kris Stair, M.S.
student (T. Quinn, advisor)
College of Marine Science
University of South Florida
A.S., 1996, Biology, Garden City Community College, Garden
B.S., 2000, Geology, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
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Being relatively new to USF, I do not have a specific thesis topic yet.
With each journal article I read, the feeling builds that I am a kid in
a candy store. There is so much good work being done currently. At this
point, I am trying to learn what questions to ask and how to relate their
importance to scientific applications. I am particularly interested in
combining a density study with stable isotopic analyses to relate the
trend of decreasing calcium carbonate precipitation by modern corals to
increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the ocean. My project will most
likely involve a 100-year paleoclimatic record of Montastrea annularis
from the Caribbean.