Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship

January 11, 2017

Sharing Star Coral with Star Students

A Virginia Sea Grant fellow introduces her research to young scientists.
January 4, 2017

A Wetlands Walk with Joe Morina

A Virginia Sea Grant fellow teaches participants about the importance of wetlands during a Wetlands Walk. Includes video.
October 18, 2016

Scientist at the Pier

A fellow spends the wee hours of the morning sampling larval fish.
September 28, 2016

The Dance of the Mud Particles

Virginia Tech’s Rae Kuprenas will sample, measure, and model mud clumps to improve the general understanding of how sediment moves in Chesapeake Bay.
September 16, 2016

Graduate Research Fellowships Available

September 1, 2016

Crab-Shaped Robot Lends a Claw to Clean up Bay

A fellow pairs bacteria and a robot shaped like a crab to remove toxic PCBs from Chesapeake Bay.
August 17, 2016

A Fellow, Her Fish, and Their Bloodsucking Parasites

A fellow is trying to find out if a bloodsucking parasite is contributing to decline of American eels.
August 3, 2016

TURF—Not the Grass Kind, in Chesapeake Bay

A fellow is tracking trends in private oyster lease use to find out what factors might be limiting oyster growers from using them in Chesapeake Bay.
July 6, 2016

A Fellow and Her Endoscope

How do animals affect a salt marsh’s resilience to sea level rise?
June 29, 2016

Oyster “Skyscrapers” Make Good Homes for Your Food’s Food

Research Fellow Melissa Karp measured the value of restored oyster reefs as habitat in Chesapeake Bay tributaries.
June 15, 2016

Fellow to See How Corals Fare When It’s Hot Hot Hot

Hannah Aichelman will study how coral found off Virginia's coast responds to climate change.
June 2, 2016

Clues to Disease Evolution Hidden in the Oyster Archive

Are present-day oysters more tolerant to their notorious Dermo parasite? Lauren Huey looks to the past to find out.
May 31, 2016

Forbidden Sexual Development Suspected in Unexplained Oyster Die-off

Joey Matt is trying to figure out why “sterile” oysters at commercial farms died en masse.
May 26, 2016

Fellow Digs into Fish DNA to Inform White Marlin Management

Nadya Mamoozadeh will use genetic tools to determine the how many white marlin populations are in the Atlantic Ocean.
May 19, 2016

Fellow to Study How Livestock Antibiotics Affect Nutrient-Balancing Microbes

Miguel Semedo will study how antibiotics fed to livestock affect microbes.
May 5, 2016

Plants Can Stand Up to Harsh Waves Better Than You Think

Yongqian Yang used computer modeling to help raise living shorelines engineers' confidence in plants.
March 11, 2016

Impacts of Non-Native Catfish in Chesapeake Bay (VIDEO)

Graduate Research Fellow Joe Schmitt discusses the eating habits of non-native blue catfish and flathead catfish in Chesapeake Bay.
March 4, 2016

Are Changing Jellyfish Populations in Chesapeake Bay Affecting Carbon? (VIDEO)

Josh Stone discusses how changing populations of jellyfish might affect the carbon that reaches the Bay floor.
February 26, 2016

Let Living Shoreline Vegetation Do Its Job to Stop Coastal Erosion (VIDEO)

Yongqian Yang discusses how vegetation in living shorelines reduces wave energy hitting the shore—better than some rocky sills.
September 14, 2015

Studying Oysters Subjected to Red Tides in York River (SLIDESHOW)

This summer, there were some big blooms of the rust-colored algae, Alexandrium monilatum, in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellow Sarah Pease is studying this algae and whether the toxin it produces could affect oyster or human health.

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