The Dixson Lab welcomes William Feeney through the 2015 Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholarship

February 05, 2015

William Feeney is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland. He completed his PhD at the Australian National University, and held an Endeavour Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Cambridge. While working with Dixson at Georgia Tech, his research will focus on mutualistic interactions between coral reef fishes. In particular, he will investigate whether interspecies mutualisms predict resilience to a changing environment. For more information, visit this link.


Thank you Atlanta Science Tavern!

January 26, 2015

A big thank you to the Science Tavern meet-up group for inviting me to come and present my research on coral reefs and the importance of understanding settlement decisions. I had a great crowd and was really excited by the questions and engaging discussion that occurred after the presentation.


Dixson to give a talk for Atlanta Science Tavern: Coral reef decline and the need to understand the process of habitat selection

January 24, 2015

This talk is a production of the Atlanta Science Tavern, a program that meets monthly at Manuel's Tavern and features a speaker (usually a scientist from a nearby university or research center) who presents his or her work to a smart general audience of science enthusiasts. It will be held Saturday, January 24th at 7:00 P.M. Visit this link for address and more information.


Undergraduates Jamie O'Donnell and Kathryn Martin both awarded PURA funding. Congratulations!

November 24, 2014

Both Kathryn and Jamie were awarded the President's Undergraduate Research Award through Georgia Tech for their research under Dr. Dixson. This funding is competitively awarded and supports undergraduate students conducting research who are mentored by a faculty member or GTRI scientist. 


Student-made music video features Dixson et al., 2012 study 

November 20, 2014

Students of Dr. Jeremy Long at San Diego State University interpret Dixson et. al., 2012. Click this link to learn more!


Recent shark study featured in 'Sherman's Lagoon' comic strip

October 17, 2014


Dixson is a partner in the Nifty Fifty program for the 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival

September 22, 2014

The Nifty Fifty (times 4) are over 200 of the most dynamic scientists and engineers in the United States. They were selected for their unique ability to inspire the next generation of students to pursue careers in the STEM fields. They were chosen from among thousands of candidates nominated by over 500 leading professional science and engineering societies, universities, research institutions, government agencies, STEM education outreach organizations and leading high tech and life science companies. Visit this link for more details.