ecosystem

Postcard from Finland

Editor’s note: UGA Skidaway Institute professor Jay Brandes and graduate student Kun Ma are on a three-week trip to a marine lab in Finland and sent this update. My graduate student, Kun Ma and I arrived in Finland on Tuesday after an overnight flight. We are staying at the TVÄRMINNE ZOOLOGICAL STATION  as part of… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute scientist shares Gulf oil spill research grant

University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Catherine Edwards is part of a research team that has received an $18.8 million grant to continue studies of natural oil seeps and track the impacts of the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. Known as ECOGIG-2 or “Ecosystem Impacts of Oil and… Read more »

 

Berger's co-authors paper in Marine Biology

Stella Berger is one of the co-authors of a paper published recently in the journal, Marine Biology. The project studied the effect climate change has on the timing and magnitude of spring plankton blooms in both fresh- and saltwater ecosystems. The entire paper can be accessed at: https://www.skio.usg.edu/aboutus/people/nejstgaard/downloads/Winder-Berger.pdf  

 

Skidaway Institute researchers published in international journal

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientists Jens Nejstgaard and Stella Berger are part of a 21-member, international team of researchers whose paper was recently published in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. The object of the research was to observe the effects of different light levels on the behavior of microscopic marine organisms. The… Read more »

 

Skidaway Institute receives research grant to study glacier carbon

Skidaway Institute of Oceanography researchers Aron Stubbins and Marc Frischer have been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation for $224,037 to study the origins of organic carbon in glaciers. Stubbins and Frischer are part of an international team working on the two-year project. Glaciers and ice sheets represent the second largest reservoir… Read more »

 

Global warming may mean big changes to marine ecosystems

As the Earth’s climate continues to warm, what kind of effects will we see in the ocean and the world in general? Seeking the answer to that broad question is one of the reasons scientists from the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography are working with an international team of scientists on an experiment in Bergen, Norway.… Read more »