Dr. Brian Hopkinson has been awarded a $50K 2014 Sloan Research Fellowship for his research on rising carbon dioxide levels in the ocean.  The fellowship is presented by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to continue Brian's work investigating the physiological changes that occur in marine algae and corals due to rising CO2 concentrations in the ocean.  As CO2 in the atmosphere increases, CO2 increases in the ocean and evidence suggests these increases cause higher rates of photosynthesis in the ocean. For more information see UGA Today news article.