I am a biologist, educator, artist, sailor, dancer, and true hydrophile. I love everything about the ocean, boats, and marine science. I am continually fascinated by the natural world. I find myself becoming more of an active environmental steward for our oceans and our planet. I am a science nerd that delights in the intersection of art, science, and education. I am happiest when working towards new discoveries and I am most at peace when I am on the water.
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Chubb, C., Chiao, C.C., Ulmer, K.M., Buresch, K.C., Birk, M.A., Hanlon, R.T. In Press 2017. Dark background elements strongly influence cuttlefish camouflage responses in visually cluttered environments. Frontiers in Physiology.
Buresch, K.C., Ulmer, K.M., Cramer, C., McAnulty, S., Davison, W., Mäthger, L.M., Hanlon, R.T. October 2015. Tactical decisions for changeable cuttlefish camouflage: visual cues for choosing masquerade are relevant from a greater distance than visual cues used for background matching. Biological Bulletin.
Buresch, K. C., Ulmer, K. M., Akkaynak, D., Allen, J. J., Mathger, L. M., Nakamura, M. & Hanlon, R. T. January 2015. Cuttlefish adjust body pattern intensity with respect to substrate intensity to aid camouflage, but do not camouflage in extremely low light. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.
Gonzalez-Bellido, P.T., Wardill, T.J., Buresch, K.C., Ulmer, K.M., Hanlon, R.T. March 2014. Expression of squid iridescence depends on environmental luminance and peripheral ganglion control. Journal of Experimental Biology.
Staudinger, M.D., Buresch, K.C., Mäthger, L.M., Fry, C., McAnulty, S., Ulmer, K.M., Hanlon, R.T. December 2013. Defensive Responses of cuttlefish to different teleost predators. Biological Bulletin.
Ulmer, K.M., Buresch, K.C., Kossodo, M.M., Mäthger, L.M., Siemann, L.A., Hanlon, R.T. April 2013. Vertical visual features have a strong influence on cuttlefish camouflage. Biological Bulletin.
Chiao, C.C., Ulmer, K.M., Siemann, L.A., Buresch, K.C., Chubb, C., Hanlon, R.T. March 2013. How visual edge features influence cuttlefish camouflage patterning. Vision Research.