UGA Skidaway Institute scientist authors paper on coral superoxide production

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Julia Diaz recently co-authored a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science. The paper, “Dark Production of Extracellular Superoxide by the Coral Porites astreoides and Representative Symbionts,” appeared in the journal’s Nov. 24 issue. The lead authors were Tong Zhang from Nankai University, as well… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute professor appointed to Ossabaw Island Foundation Board of Trustees

Savannah, Ga. – University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography Interim Executive Director Clark Alexander has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Ossabaw Island Foundation. The Ossabaw Island Foundation is a nonprofit organization responsible for educational, scientific and cultural initiatives on Ossabaw Island, a 26,000-acre barrier island on the Georgia coast. Alexander… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute develops cutting-edge microbial imaging laboratory

Savannah, Ga. – A team of researchers from the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has received a $226,557 grant from the National Science Foundation to acquire state-of-the-art imaging equipment to investigate microorganisms from the tiniest viruses to larger zooplankton. The equipment will be housed in UGA Skidaway Institute’s new Laboratory for Imaging Microbial… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute associate professor cited for top research articles

Savannah, Ga. –University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography associate professor Aron Stubbins is one of just a handful of researchers cited in the journal Limnology and Oceanography for authoring two of the journal’s top scientific papers over the past 60 years. Limnology and Oceanography is an official publication of the Association for the Sciences… Read more »

 

Fall black gill cruise rolls out new research

Savannah, Ga. – The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography entered the fourth year of its black gill research program with a daylong cruise on board the Research Vessel Savannah and the introduction of a new smartphone app that will allow shrimpers to help scientists collect data on the problem. Led by UGA scientists… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute receives $79,000 gift to support marine research

Savannah, Ga. – Savannah residents Michelle and Barry Vine presented a gift of $79,000 to the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography to support the institute’s cutting-edge oceanographic research. In recognition of the gift, UGA Skidaway Institute plans to name an observation laboratory in honor of Michelle Vine’s father, Albert Dewitt Smith Jr. The… Read more »

 

UGA Skidaway Institute receives funding for regional glider network

  Savannah, Ga. – University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researcher Catherine Edwards is leading a team that has received a five-year, $750,000 grant from the Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association, or SECOORA, to establish a regional glider network. lso known as autonomous underwater vehicles, the gliders are torpedo-shaped crafts that can be… Read more »

 

Teachers join UGA Skidaway Institute research cruises

Savannah, Ga. — JoCasta Green became a teacher after she was told as a child she couldn’t be a scientist because she was a girl. In May, the pre-K teacher from Decatur, Georgia, achieved a small piece of her childhood dream by joining a research cruise on board the University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of… Read more »