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  • McDonald, K. 2012. Earliest ciliary swimming effects vertical transport of planktonic embryos in turbulence and shear flow. Journal of Experimental Biology: 141-151.

  • McDONALD, K. and D. VAUGHN. 2010. Abrupt Change in Food Environment Induces Cloning in Plutei of Dendraster excentricus. Biological Bulletin 219: 38-49.

  • McDonald, K. and D. Gruenbaum. 2010. Swimming Performance in Early Development and the "Other" Consequences of Egg Size for Ciliated Planktonic Larvae. Integrative and Comparative Biology: 589-605.

  • McDonald, K. 2004. Patterns in early embryonic motility. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole): 93-102.

  • Dethier, M., K. McDonald and R. Strathmann. 2003. Colonization and connectivity of habitat patches for coastal marine species distant from source populations. Conservation Biology: 1024-1035.

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Educational Background

  • 2007 – Ph.D., University of Washington (Biology)

  • 1999 – B.A., Harvard University (Biology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2008-2011 – Earl S. Tupper Postdoctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

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