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Leslie Townsell

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Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant

My research explores the impacts of climate change on oyster aquaculture along the Georgia coast. 

I received my B.S. in Biology from Spelman College, and later my M.S. in Biology from Clark Atlanta University. My M.S. thesis research was conducted at The Georgia Institute of Technology through the Ratcliff lab.

I am passionate about increasing diversity in Marine Science through my work with #BlackInMarineScience week. My goal is to blaze a trail for young Black Marine Scientists following my path!

M.S. 2016, Biology, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

B.S. 2012, Biology, Spelman College, Atlanta, GA 

Research Interests:

I'm intrigued by how climate change influences the life cycle of marine organisms. I'm currently investigating how multiple ocean acidification stressors can impact the carbonate system and their effect on the oyster life cycle along the Georgia coast.

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