Program Development Fund

May 14, 2015

Charlottesville Joins In On Oyster Shell Recycling

The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program, which recycles shell from local businesses to restoration sites in the Bay, has expanded to Charlottesville.
April 14, 2015

Tracking Oyster Restoration with Genetic Tests

A Virginia Institute of Marine Science graduate student is using genetic markers to assess oyster restoration in the Chesapeake Bay.
March 17, 2015

A Surprising Possible Advantage of Oyster Disease Tolerance

In a VIMS study, the more an oyster was infected with the disease Perkinsus marinus, the less likely it was to harbor vibrios, leading scientists to take a closer look at breeding for disease tolerance.
December 14, 2012
Wendi Quidort and Katie Reece take water samples from an experiment in Sarah's Creek. ©Margaret Pizer/VASG

Graduate Research Fellow Raises the Profile of Viruses in Wastewater

Viruses tend to fly—or float—under the radar when it comes to most water quality standards, but Wendi Quidort’s research may be changing that soon. The Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellow, who is working towards her Ph.D. at Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), has been making some interesting discoveries about what viruses released from wastewater treatment plants might be doing in Virginia’s creeks and estuaries.
June 28, 2012

CNU Research Team Looks for Link Between Living Shorelines and Important Fish

Christopher Newport University biology professor Jessica Thompson wants to know whether man-planted grassy banks designed to stop shoreline erosion might also play an important ecological role: providing habitat for small fish called mummichog.
May 11, 2012

Nutrient Uptake in Harmful Algal Blooms

April 11, 2012

Effects of Invasive Seaweed on Oyster Pathogens

January 10, 2012
Harvesting commercially grown oysters. ©Margaret Pizer/VASG

Improving Treatment to Reduce Oyster Disease

November 29, 2011

Are Living Shorelines Good for Fish?

November 29, 2011

Playing Through Decisions that Affect the Bay

November 29, 2011
Oyster. ©Kim Warner/VASG

Verifying a Promising New Oyster Treatment Method

January 19, 2011

Effect of Algal Blooms on Oysters