What if we knew and shared more about shellfish reproduction, with less concern for money?


Skylar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, Marine Biology and Environmental Science in 2020. Her research interests are within the areas of marine ecology & conservation, invertebrate reproduction, shellfish aquaculture and fisheries, and science communication & policy. She enjoys cooperative research, having collaborated with both fishermen and aquaculturists during her career. She has cultivated a strong background in science communication as a scientist, and is a producer for the non-profit, The Story Collider. She is a co-editor for the forthcoming book, Uncharted: how scientists navigate health, research, and bias, published by Columbia University Press. Her writing and voice have appeared in Scientific American, Maine National Public Radio, AGU’s Sharing Science, The Story Collider and RISK! podcasts, among other nationally recognized outlets. In 2013, she appeared on The Colbert Report in the case of the missing scallop gonads. She practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the gentle art.