Dynamics of ammonia oxidizing Archaea in the South Atlantic Bight

ABSTRACT:  Previous work on the Georgia, USA coast revealed consistent mid-summer peaks in the abundance of Thaumarchaeota accompanied by spikes in nitrite concentration.  We collected data on the distribution of Thaumarchaeota, ammonia-oxidizing Betaproteobacteria (AOB), nitrite-oxidizing Nitrospina, environmental variables and rates of ammonia oxidation during 6 cruises in the South Atlantic Bight from April to November 2014 to evaluate the areal extent and timing of the bloom.  The abundance of Thaumarchaeota marker genes (16S rRNA and amoA) increased at inshore and nearshore stations st

Adrian Burd part of NASA EXPORTS Program

Adrian Burd, together with colleagues from the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of Alaska, has been funded by NASA as part of the new EXPORTS program. This large, interdisciplinary program is designed to better understand the relationships between biological uptake of carbon in the surface waters and the storage of that carbon at depth. The hope is that these relationships will enable us to use satellite remote sensing data to better monitor the storage of organic carbon in the oceans. 

Adrian Burd selected as UGA CTL Senior Teaching Fellow

Adrian Burd has been selected as a Senior Teaching Fellow for 2017-2018 by the University of Georgia Center for Teaching and Learning. This fellowship honors and recognizes dedicated teachers who integrate their teaching and research and allows senior faculty to focus on instruction. Adrian teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses, including a joint course with the Mathematics Department on the Mathematics of Climate. 


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