The first documentary of our In the Grass, On the Reef initiative, Testing the Ecology of Fear, follows Dr. David Kimbro, Dr. Randall Hughes, and their colleagues through the first year of their biogeographic oyster study. This study looks into consumptive and non-consumptive effects of predators on oyster reefs as well as other coastal ecosystems like salt marshes and seagrass beds.
The second In the Grass, On the Reef documentary, Oyster Doctors, is the culmination of four years of collaboration with Dr. David Kimbro and Dr. Randall Hughes. This show looks into the lives and research of our collaborators, their lab technicians, and their students. We are there for their triumphs and failures, and witness as their studies lead to unexpected discoveries and an ever-expanding string of questions about the inner workings of our coasts.
Our third documentary, EcoShakespeare, mixes the literary and the ecological. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is one of Shakespeare’s funniest plays. We look past the fairies and donkeys to find a man deeply connected to nature. Using our local landscape of longleaf forests, sinkholes, and springs, we explore the Bard’s words like never before.