Studying Algal Diversity, Evolution, and Environmental Genomics in the Mountains and the Ocean
The Kodner lab studies microalgae diversity and evolution in changing environments at Western Washington University.
Dr. Kodner surveying snow algae on the White Chuck Glacier on the flanks of Glacier Peak in the Washington Cascades.
A view of Mt. Baker from Bellingham Bay from our marine sampling trips on RV Zoea, a WWU Research Vessel.
We study algae living in snowy alpine environments and algae living in our local marine waters of Bellingham Bay. Find our citizen science program for sampling snow algae on the Living Snow Project page. Interested MSc students are encouraged to contact Dr. Kodner about research opportunities.