The Phycological Research Consortium (PRC) was formed to bring people working on algae together, with Mindy Morales, Sarah Rushforth, Kerry Howard and Sylvia Lee as founding members.
Many graduate students and post-graduate researchers gain algal training and experience through courses at Iowa Lakeside Lab. It is a fun, collaborative, supportive atmosphere – ideal for learning. However, when students and researchers return to their home institutions, they often find they are working in isolation. They miss the experience of working closely with others and having colleagues to discuss problems and their solutions.
The mission of the Phycological Research Consortium (PRC) is to provide a professional and collaborative network for phycologists in both the academic and private sectors. We aim to provide an open forum and supportive community in which to exchange ideas, knowledge, and information, both through bi-annual workshops and remote correspondence. This network will benefit members by facilitating collaboration and providing open access to a diverse knowledge base comprised of individuals from multiple phycological fields and specializations. The PRC works to encourage and support phycologists, with the ultimate goals of broadening the knowledge base of our scientific community and advancing the field of phycology through dynamic, collaborative research.
| Mindy Morales, Sarah Rushforth, Sylvia Lee and Kerry Howard
Biologist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Review Board, This Website
Ph.D. Student, Department of Geological Sciences & Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno
Iowa State University
Rushforth Phycology, LLC
This project was first entered on 14 September, 2015 by Sylvia Lee