Osborne Lab Welcomes Dr. Conor MacDonnell
Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Please welcome Dr. Conor MacDonnell to Whitney Laboratory! He recently joined the Osborne Lab as a postdoctoral research associate.
Conor MacDonnell is a marine ecologist with a focus in seagrasses, an important ecosystem for both our charismatic megafauna and our coastal communities. He received his B.S. from William and Mary, his M.S. at FGCU, studying the roles of mangroves in methane production and water quality improvement, and his Ph.D. in soil and water sciences at the University of Florida, studying the effectiveness of multiple seagrass restoration techniques in various subtropical environments in Florida. Conor's current research interests include improving the effectiveness and efficiency of seagrass restoration, with an emphasis on incorporating public outreach and awareness.