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Sakeena Saber

The beginning of new adventures!

June 26th, 2022

Before I arrived at Stanford I thought science would be going outside looking at the organism in real life and seeing how they eat, how they move and take data that way. But it's not like that at all. It's mostly data tables and you sort out the different types of organisms by where and how they live and you already have most of that information so it makes it easier for you to organize it by the categories that you have.  

 On the other hand, this is the first time ever doing a internship with biodiversity at Stanford and with the lab that i got my first impression was that it must be really hard to understand the information that is given to me, but it really wasn’t because of the help from my partners Kelly,and Mckenna, also from our mentor Pedro, they are the best help that we have and that help makes it easier for the data to be understood.

One thing I hope to learn in this internship is how we can take all the data that we have now and translate it to what will happen in the coming hundred,thousands, or even millions of years from now and how can we help now to stop the worst case scenario from coming true.  

But most days, when we’re in the lab we just mostly identify all different types of organisms, like what their body mass is, how they live, how they eat, so in other words we mostly identify what organisms go in which categories. And we give that data to our mentor and they put it in with the other data that they have.

And, with all the data that I took I feel that I understand the complex earth a little more because I didn’t completely understand why organisms evolved and why they needed to evolve. And now i know that organisms evolve because it's to protect them from the climate around them and with that i want to know is it the same with humans? and other organisms no matter where they are? do they evolve because they need to protect themself from the environment around them?