Fengrun Wu is a new visiting PhD student in the Pennings laboratory. He’s at Sapelo Island for the summer, studying disturbance and recovery of Spartina marshes in the context of the headward-eroding creeks that Zoe Hughes and Huy Vu made famous. If you have trouble pronouncing Fengrun (Fen Roon), he says you can call him Fred.
Several Pennings lab alumni are at the 2015 Ecological Society of America meeting , including Chuan-Kai Ho, Chelse Prather, and Jennifer Blake-Mahmud.
Fourth of July celebrations on Sapelo Island were marked by the 10th annual Sapelo Island 5k run (we did the 2k walk because no one organized a relay team), a ride on the fire truck and too many fireworks on the beach. Thanks to John and Daniel for keeping the 5k tradition going.
Our 1994 Geo has been driven into trees and through mud and water. It tilts dangerously to one side because much of the frame is rusted away. It is missing a door and various other parts. But it still is limping along, getting us into the field in Georgia. Not only that, it has a new driver’s seat this year (well, new used), thanks to Roque and Neal at the UH auto shop.