Name and pronouns:
Sidney Brooks (they/she)
Senior thesis title and brief description:
Size Matters: The variables affecting microplastic ingestion rates in copepods. I captured copepods on the 2021 senior thesis cruise and fed them plastic beads that varied in size and glowed under a UV light to observe ingestion rate. I then looked at what common features in the copepods (size and location captured) impacted the amount of plastic beads fed.
What is your most memorable undergraduate experience in the School of Oceanography?
The senior thesis cruise