This week Julie talks with Jem Baldisimo, a native of the Philippines, who is studying the change in genetic diversity in species that are collected from Philippine reefs as a part of the aquarium trade. She is comparing contemporary diversity to the diversity observed over 100 years ago when the Smithsonian sent an expedition to study the reefs.

 

You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @FindingJemo

Her PhD project is on Twitter @PhilippinesPIRE 

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