Jacob Wesley Malcom
Jacob’s comprehensive inclination to biology has seen his graduate research define him as not just a student, but as a scientist. The scientific community has taken notice of his seven published articles and finds his techniques to be remarkable. His experiments research different determining factors of the population density of water fleas, a small crustacean whose ecosystem presence significantly engineers all processes in the ecosystem. Through this research, his findings seek to define variation-causal genes and the effects on primary productivity as a result of functional genetic diversity variation. As a result, he will be able to link genetic sequence to ecosystem function in a way that classic models cannot.