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Postcard from Finland – Mid-experiment Update

Editor’s note: UGA Skidaway Institute professor Jay Brandes and graduate student Kun Ma are on a three-week research trip to a marine lab in Finland and sent this update. So today (July 2) we had an all-hands meeting to get a status update on the experiment. It turns out that one of the 16 mesocosms… Read more »

 

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 »

 

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  

 

A Day in the Life of a Citizen Scientist

Skidaway Institute volunteer scientist Nancy Tenenbaum recently travelled to Norway, to work with fellow Skidaway scientist Dr. Stella Berger. She described her experience in the form of a letter to her mentor, retired Savannah business leader and Skidaway Institute supporter,  Howard Morrison.        Dear Howard, Having had a few days to settle in here and… Read more »

 

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 scientist working on international research team

Skidaway Institute scientist Stella Berger is spending time in Norway, as part of an interesting project involving an international team of researchers. They are looking at the relationship among carbon dioxide, iron and ultra violet radiation as they relate to the production of phytoplankton in the ocean.  You can read more about it at the… 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 »