Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Marine Botany

Phycological Methods

Field Trips

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Tidepools of Monterey Bay
  • Pescadero Point

Biomechanics: Fluid-imposed forces on macroalgae

Biomechanics: Transport and mixing in the aquatic environment

  • Morphology and nutrients
  • Mixing and fertilization
  • Sinking rates of spores
  • Sinking rates of phytoplankton
  • Fragmentation and transport (Sargassum, Chondracanthus)

Culture techniques for algae

Ecological methods

Taxonomic tools

Study strategies
  • Mneumonics (someday we'll write ours down)
  • Pictionalgae (play pictionary: draw illustrations of terms from the glossary.)

Last updated: Jul. 16, 2009