University of Alabama at Birmingham
Sabrina Heiser is a phycologist who studies the chemical ecology and population genetics of an Antarctic red seaweed (Plocamium sp.). She conducts experiments in the field, laboratory, and collects samples at Palmer Station using SCUBA. The goal is to describe some of the drivers affecting the intraspecific distribution of defensive secondary metabolites which is a phenotype potentially influencing community structure.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
macroalgae, population genetics, chemical ecology, intraspecific diversity, phycology, ecosystem structure
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Life Sciences Group