Virginia Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship

February 26, 2019

Putting a price tag on wetlands defense
Fellow studies how wetlands decrease flood damage

During storms, wetland plants help reduce storm surge levels and protect the coast from flooding and erosion. But exactly how much protection do they provide? Ali Rezaie and colleagues in George Mason University’s engineering department are measuring water levels, waves, erosion, and marsh density. As a Virginia Sea Grant Fellow, Rezaie will use this information to model the flood protection that marshes provide.
February 19, 2019

Knauss Fellow dives into the science
behind management decisions

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January 19, 2019

Ear stones provide evidence of Atlantic bluefin tuna recovery
Fellow’s research informs management policy

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July 16, 2018

Conserving the coastline and its critters:
Fellow studies living shoreline designs

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June 29, 2018

Nature’s Tiny Nitrate Cleaners:
Fellow examines how pollutants impact microbes

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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

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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.