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Tags: Research Spotlight

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:50am
Savannah, Ga. –A team of University of Georgia investigators is working on a murder mystery, not your everyday who-done-it, but one in which the investigators are scientists, and the victims are thousands of tiny oyster larvae.  The mystery began the in the summer of 2017 at the UGA Shellfish Research Laboratory, a unit of UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant on Skidaway Island near Savannah. The shellfish lab is leading a movement to…
Mon, 02/11/2019 - 10:52am
What controls the extracellular electron transfer between the archaeal and bacterial cells mediating anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) coupled with sulfate reduction in deep-sea sediments? Despite more than a decade of research, the details of the physiological mechanism underlying AOM are still not completely understood. But a new study, published in the journal Environmental Microbiology with UGA Marine Sciences PhD student Xiaojia He as…
Fri, 12/14/2018 - 2:08pm
Dr. Adrian Burd is soaking up the views in the South of France. He was awarded a short stay award from the French "Make Our Planet Great Again" program. He is using the award to work with Dr. Lionel Guidi at the Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche-sur-Mer where they will be combining Dr. Burd's models of marine snow formation and carbon flux with data collected by the Underwater Vision Profiler and the TARA program. Congratulations!
Tue, 10/30/2018 - 8:22am
In a new paper published at Nature Scientific Reports, Renato Castelao and his former postdoc Hao Luo investigate the mechanisms driving upwelling jet separation along the US West Coast. The abrupt offshore displacement of the jet after separation is important because it dramatically widens the area influenced by the upwelling circulation, affecting nutrient distribution and increasing biological productivity. Many studies over the last 3…
Mon, 03/12/2018 - 8:41am
Julia Diaz has been awarded the 2018 Sloan Research Fellowship along with 125 of her contemporaries across the United States and Canada. This award is comprised of $65,000 that she can use towards her research. We are so proud to be affiliated with Julia, and can't wait to see the future her career holds and where her research will take her. Congratulations, Julia! For more information, please check out SkIO's article about the fellowship here.
Fri, 03/02/2018 - 1:32pm
Savannah, Ga. – Spending the Christmas holidays and the better part of January and February on a ship frozen solid in the Arctic ice cap isn’t most people’s idea of a great way to spend the winter. However, University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography scientist Cliff Buck is planning to do just that. Buck is part of a major, international research project named Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate or…

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