GSO doctoral student Catherine Nowakowski was one of 21 students in the United States selected by the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) to participate in the Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX).Continue reading "GSO student selected for international research program"
Being a fussy eater is a problem for reef fish who live in rapidly changing environments or on deep reefs. But, scientists discovered, coral prey on deep reefs can support their fussy predator fish—by altering their own diets.Continue reading "Fussy fish facing tough conditions may be supported by less fussy corals"
Coral reefs are beautiful to behold, but they also play an important role in marine ecosystems by providing habitats and shelter for marine organisms. Reefs also protect coastlines from damaging storms. An oceanographer at Florida Atlantic University will discuss one of the deepest coral reefs in the United States—Pulley Ridge—during the next Vetlesen lecture at […]Continue reading "Vetlesen Speaker Series: Exploring deep coral reef ecosystems"
Hailey Simpson, a GSO master’s of oceanography (MO) student, is one of two URI students sailing to remote islands in the Pacific Ocean to study any damage to coral reefs from climate change. Simpson and Kyle Alvanas, who will graduate next year with a degree in marine affairs, are among 24 students from American colleges conducting research in […]Continue reading "MO student Hailey Simpson sails to remote Pacific islands to study effects of climate change on coral reefs"
Three doctoral students at the University of Rhode Island have been selected to receive research grants from The Nature Conservancy and URI’s Coastal Institute for research projects that advance the conservation and restoration of marine and coastal ecosystems. Paul Carvalho Paul Carvalho of Torrance, Cal., Amber Hardy of Houlton, Maine, and Rebecca Stevick of Laurel, […]Continue reading "GSO’s Rebecca Stevick is one of only three URI grad students to win research grant from The Nature Conservancy"