What types of compounds and signals are passed between phytoplankton and bacteria in the ocean? Marine Sciences doctoral student Bryndan Durham discovered two previously unknown organic sulfur compounds that are released by diatoms into seawater and rapidly scavenged by nearby bacteria. Her research, with major professor Dr. Mary Ann Moran, was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (see link).
Research into the marine systems of the world takes us to remote locations.
Exploring Climate Change
UGA marine scientists are involved in understanding how climate change affects the oceans.
Salt Marsh Ecosystems
Understanding the effects of a changing environment on salt marshes.
A science platform for coastal and shelf waters in the southeast.
Engaging and educating students and citizens about Georgia's coasts and the world's oceans.