Deb is working on deep-sea snail populations in the laboratory of Roxanne Beinart. #NSFfundedContinue reading "Meet the SURFOs: Deborah Leopo"
She is spending ten weeks in the laboratory of Dr. Bethany Jenkins where she is investigating the genetic composition of the Narragansett Bay phytoplankton community and testing for the presence of the natural toxin domoic acid.Continue reading "Meet the SURFOs: Samantha Vaverka"
WPRI Channel 12 – GSO assistant professor Kelton McMahon’s research profiled.Continue reading "URI researcher studies climate change by looking at the diets of penguins"
When 8 URI undergraduate Honors students took the course CSI:Oceans, they learned about whales, microscopic plankton, and how to explain their research to the world through telepresence while they were on a research cruise off Rhode Island.Continue reading "Not your typical undergraduate class: #EndeavorLive"
Congratulations to Colin Jones for winning one of four prestigious funding opportunities through the Schlanger Ocean Drilling Fellowship Program! Only the most innovative and imaginative research proposals, requiring scientific ocean drilling data, are funded through this program.Continue reading "GSO’s Colin Jones Awarded Schlanger Fellowship"
Providence Journal – GSO professor Candace Oviatt and marine scientist Jan Rines interviewed. Other media outlets that ran the story include: theday.com Albany Times Union Republic The Caledonian Record Bryan College Eagle Bristol Herald Courier Connecticut Post Western Mass News Greenwich Time WFXT-TV Fox 25 BostonContinue reading "Algae bloom in Narragansett Bay good news for R.I. shellfish industry"
Welcome to the Bay Campus (B)log. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a blog is “a regular feature appearing as part of an online publication that typically relates to a particular topic and consists of articles and personal commentary by one or more authors”. But why (B)log? Also according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a log is […]Continue reading "Roots, Holdfasts, and Anchors"
ScienceNews.org – GSO ecogeochemist, Assistant Professor Dr. Kelton McMahon, studies penguin feathers and eggshells to uncover how Antarctic ecosystems change over timeContinue reading "Look to penguins to track Antarctic changes"
Beth Orcutt thinks microbes buried beneath the seafloor are “awesome” and wants to tell you about them. Some protect the waters by gobbling crude oil that sinks to the ocean bottom; others live deep in rocks that could help provide clues about how life developed on Earth. Orcutt, a senior research scientist at Bigelow Laboratory […]Continue reading "Scientist to discuss microscopic life on sea floor at GSO lecture, March 29"
You can’t see them with the naked eye, but they’re all over the ocean: diatoms, single-celled organisms that drift on currents. These microscopic creatures are key to the planet’s health. They sit at the base of the food chain, feeding everything from zooplankton to fish. Through photosynthesis diatoms also regulate the air people breathe, and […]Continue reading "GSO oceanographer studies microscopic organisms in world’s oceans"