Caitlin Fikes

no till

Less Tillage, Fewer Troubles

No-till farming emerges in recent studies as the single most effective way to reduce agricultural runoff, especially when taking into account our rapidly changi...

Made in Our Own Image

New research suggests that the process of domestication has caused dogs to evolve complex sociocognitive skills, and are even more similar to humans than our cl...
gray wolf

Reckless War on Wolves Renewed

The US Congress is poised to remove much-needed federal protections from highly vulnerable gray wolves. Only immediate action can stop legislators from passing ...
Caitlin Fikes

Caitlin Fikes

I graduated from the University of Miami with a B.Sc. in Marine Science & Biology and I am now studying at the University of Exeter's Cornwall campus for my M.Sc. in Conservation & Biodiversity. In the past I've satellite-tagged sharks and assisted in the rescue of stranded pilot whales in the Florida Keys, frolicked with sea lions and cared for Giant Tortoises in the Galapagos Islands, and researched trophic cascades in the seagrass beds of the Chesapeake Bay. I am currently researching the effect of marine microplastic pollution on sea anemones.