Kharis Schrage

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Investigating Intertidal Zonation on Mudflats using Acorn Worms as a Model System

My research focuses on zonation in soft sediment marine communities using acorn worms as a model system. Intertidal zonation has been well studied on rocky coasts where the upper bounds of a zone are set by physical factors like desiccation while the lower bounds are set by biological factors like competition and predation. This summer I will be working on the coast of Maine testing whether this ecological paradigm holds true for animals living on mudflats. My main focus will be on competition, predation, and desiccation and I will use both field and lab experiments and observations in order to complete this work. 

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