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).
Exploring Extreme Environments
Engaging and educating students and citizens about Georgia's coasts and the world's oceans.
Salt Marsh Ecosystems
Understanding the effects of a changing environment on salt marshes.
Exploring the deep
Exploring the deep ocean of the Gulf of Mexico using Alvin.
Exploring Climate Change
UGA marine scientists are involved in understanding how climate change affects the oceans.