Tracking acidification in the coastal zone

Tracking acidification in the coastal zone

AIRBORNE CO2 MONITORING IS ONLINE! One of our goals is to understand an important aspect of climate change called “coastal acidification” and to demonstrate that this …

 

Ocean acidification weakens seagrass defenses

Ocean acidification weakens seagrass defenses

Photograph © David Liittschwager / National Geographic Stock. Chesapeake Bay, USA / Island of Vulcano, Italy.  The world’s oceans absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) and slow the …

 

New publication on seagrass responses to high CO2 / low pH conditions

New publication on seagrass responses to high CO2 / low pH conditions

Fish collecting is always better at night (but beware sharks!) We recently published an article in the journal PLoS ONE entitled “Impacts of Groundwater Discharge at …

 

Science Research at Dickinson College

Science Research at Dickinson College

It’s great to work with talented and hard-working colleagues and students in the Biology and Environmental Studies Departments! Check out recent research projects in the news …

 

The Arnold Lab at Dickinson College

The Arnold Lab at Dickinson College

I’m an associate professor in the Biology department at Dickinson College and chair of the interdisciplinary program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.  I’ve also held positions at …

 

Congratulations to our graduating students!

Congratulations to our graduating students!

Under the Australian Sun! Congratulations to our three graduating lab members on completing their programs of study and submitting their undergraduate research, Impacts of groundwater …

 

What’s on our minds: carbon transport in plants

What’s on our minds: carbon transport in plants

Carbon transport in plants is on our minds lately: Schultz JC, HM Appel, Ferrieri A, Arnold TM (2013) Flexible resource allocation during plant defense response.  Invited …

 

Ocean Acidification Report: West Coast Seagrass Studies

Ocean Acidification Report: West Coast Seagrass Studies

This summarizes some interesting, ongoing work on seagrasses and coastal carbon that is similar to what our group is doing in the Mid-Atlantic. Eric Swenson, Editor Brad …

 

A beach bum’s guide to ocean acidification

A beach bum’s guide to ocean acidification

Baltimore native Jim Meyer is a stand up comedian and freelance writer who wrote this piece about ocean acidification.  While it’s probably not going to get him invited …

 

The Real “Hot Tub Time Machine”

The Real “Hot Tub Time Machine”

Blog readers will already know about the hydrothermal vents along the Italian coastline, some of which vent pure carbon dioxide into the sea at normal …

 

New NSF-TUES program course in Chemical Ecology

New NSF-TUES program course in Chemical Ecology

We’ve recently completed our second year of an experimental problem-based learning course in Chemical Ecology with a class of 24 upper-level chemistry and biology students …

 

Virtual poster presentation for OAPI meeting (2013)

Virtual poster presentation for OAPI meeting (2013)

Greetings to those attending the Ocean Acidification Principle Investigators Meeting in Washington D.C. This is our virtual ‘poster’ presentation, posted here instead of in print …

 

Plant resource allocation: from Goethe and Darwin to today.

Plant resource allocation: from Goethe and Darwin to today.

Our new 2013 review of plant defense responses and resource re-allocation published in Frontiers in Plant Science and online HERE.  Read about the uncommon wisdom of …

 

Seagrass work profiled in Chesapeake Quarterly

Seagrass work profiled in Chesapeake Quarterly

We study acidification in estuarine systems.  And at this time last year our work on the impacts of ocean acidification, with Whitman Miller from the …

 

Seagrass responses to ocean acidification: Chris M earns departmental honors

Seagrass responses to ocean acidification: Chris M earns departmental honors

  Biology Honors Presentations.  Wednesday, May 1, 4:30 p.m.Stafford Auditorium.  Christopher Mealey presents “Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems”  Chris Mealey will present his honors thesis research, …

 

PMEL Carbon Program: An Introduction to Ocean Acidification

PMEL Carbon Program: An Introduction to Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification: The Other Carbon Dioxide Problem.  The PMEL’s website summarizes the work of the NOAA-sponsored Carbon Program and provides basic information and links to …