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...
dog

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

Editorial Assistant

As a budding researcher, Caitlin was taught that scientists must be ‘bilingual’—able to communicative effectively with both peers and the public, conveying both professionalism and passion. Now she is a marine conservation biologist who believes strongly in using the joy of storytelling to make science engaging, exciting, and inspiring. Caitlin holds a BSc Marine Science & Biology from the University of Miami and an MSc Conservation & Biodiversity from the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus, and her research has examined trophic cascades in the seagrass beds of the Chesapeake Bay, feeding patterns of mullet fish in the Galapagos Islands, and digestion of marine microplastic pollution by sea anemones in Cornwall. When not behind a laptop, she is typically found sailing the Cornish seas or hiking the breathtaking Cornish countryside.