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Congratulations! Senior B&MB major awarded program honors.

Congratulations to Andrew McGowan ’16 who earned B&MB honors for his work on climate change impacts on antimicrobial metabolites in seagrasses.  Andrew’s work showed how natural changes in…

Even scientists need a hobby – help diagnose RustyBug’s problem

RustyBug has a bad day.   the sound of an suddenly unhappy bug.  sudden knocking and loss of power. IMG_2797 now without the fan belt.  runs a little stronger. …

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 process is…

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

We recently published an article in the journal PLoS ONE entitled “Impacts of Groundwater Discharge at Myora Springs (North Stradbroke Island, Australia) on the Phenolic Metabolism of Eelgrass,…

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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 discharge at Myora…

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 Warren,…

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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 to testify before congress he…

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 temperatures.  In conjunction…

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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 in an effort…

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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 early poets and…

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 Smithsonian, was  profiled…

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, including…

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 recent discoveries pertaining…

Global Scholar’s continue their research around the world

  Fearless Curiosity, Fulbright scholar Phoebe Oldach ’13’s bold path to success by MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson Phoebe Oldach ’13 doesn’t just talk with her hands. She talks with her…

Findings confirmed!

At the recent Mediterranean Seagrass Workshop in Morocco a group led by Professor Maria Buia showed that the seagrass P. oceanica also suffers reduced phenolic contents in high CO2 / low…

Vulcano volcano fieldsite

The main crater of the volcano on the island of Vulcano, Itlay, showing our fieldsite in the foreground.  This underwater vent sites emit carbon dioxide, simulating the conditions of…