Brandi Copeland-Kamp
  • Brandi Copeland-Kamp

    I have degrees in biology and science education. I have done research on somatic embryogenesis. spectroscopy, and science education. I have taught science courses in high school and college for nearly 20 years. Fostering a love for science in others is my passion. I know that science hobbies are the most direct way to impact a person’s motivation to engage in science, so I use multiple modalities to engage with reefing hobbyists in an entertaining way. I also participate in some YouTube Series, such as Reef Receipts with Tidal Gardens and Seriously Salty Science with Reef Dudes where we discuss scientific literature and news that relates to the hobby, respectively.

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Reef Receipts: Controlling Acropora-Eating Flatworms AEFW

Reef Receipts: Controlling Acropora-Eating Flatworms AEFW

For a few years now, Than Thein and I have discussed the disconnect between the hobby community and the science community. Sometimes, hobbyists are debating concepts that are well fleshed out and understood within the science community. Sometimes, hobbyists have a...

I Do Not Want to Grow the Hobby

I Do Not Want to Grow the Hobby

I was doing laundry today. I love doing laundry. Not because of LAUNDRY, but because it’s one of the few times I just let my mind wander. My hands are busy, I am doing a necessary task and I do not feel like I am neglecting other activities. This is when I do some of...

New Product: ELOS Mare Reef Manager – Dosatron and Pesatron

New Product: ELOS Mare Reef Manager – Dosatron and Pesatron

ELOS is showcasing the first model of their new Reef Management system at MACNA this weekend as part of the “Back to Reef” campaign.  Origins of Back to Reef  ELOS has been teasing the “Back to Reef” campaign for a few weeks now. Francois Neo describes the campaign as...

The Wonder of Beginnings

The Wonder of Beginnings

Close your eyes. Okay, read this, then close your eyes. Imagine a time where you saw something that you found mesmerizing - something that made you want to learn how to do something new. It could have been someone making a cake, wood working, playing a sport or a...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women's Day. While I often think about my role as a female in a male dominated career and hobby, I took more time to intentionally examine what that means and how that impacts this community today. It is important to recognize...

Kalk with some Calc: How I choose my kalk stirrer

Kalk with some Calc: How I choose my kalk stirrer

I am a kalkwasser fan. I find that it is a great option for controlling both alkalinity and to inflate pH levels. When I first began using kalkwasser, I simply put it in my ATO container and stirred it up. Part of this method results in a lot of sediment left behind....