Biocrust4 2019 in Minjerribah, Australia

A green sea turtle in the Great Barrier Reef

This year the International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts (Biocrust4), was held in Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island), Australia. The meeting was absolutely excellent! Most participants stayed at a University of Queensland research station, which facilitated conversations and collaborations throughout the week. The week before I also had a chance to do some tourism in NE Australia, including a hike through Daintree National Park, sliding down a sand dune on a sand island, and scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef!

Jenna Ekwealor
Jenna Ekwealor
Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellow studying evolutionary eco-physiology of stress tolerance in plants with the Smithsonian Institution Data Science Lab.